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They Call Me Tater Salad

DoctorShavegood

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Summers here so I went through some of my mom's recipes she gave us. Found her recipe for tater salad. She wrote it by hand and there were little extra notes in the margin, etc. Anyway, we made...we ate it and the tears came unexpectedly for both me and my wife. She died two years ago...but eating it was like she was talking to me. I am proud to share her recipe. It goes like this:

6 taters
4 hard boiled eggs
1 jar of Heinz India Relish drained(very hard to find, Amazon has it.).
1 cup of diced celery
1/2 to 1 small onion(optional)
2 teaspoons brown mustard
1 cup of Miracle Whip
Celery seed(she also put a little in the pot with the taters as they cooked)
S&P to taste
Adjust amounts of each above to your liking.

What tater salad recipe did your mom make?
 
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Love the thread title ... :lol:

I don't actually have a tater salad recipe. My ex-MIL made some killer potato salad though ... one of the few things I miss ;)

My GF's dad makes an amazing hot German potato salad, but I don't have that recipe either.

I want to try to make some smoked potato salad though.
 
I enjoy the great luck of having a mother from South Alabama and a Mother-in-Law from Germany; they both have delicious and unique potato salad recipes that they have passed on to my wife who love to cook, even when her health says she be taking easy and letting me fend for myself. In other words, I kind of have great tater salad existence.
 

oc_in_fw

Contributor
Love the thread title ... :lol:

I don't actually have a tater salad recipe. My ex-MIL made some killer potato salad though ... one of the few things I miss ;)

My GF's dad makes an amazing hot German potato salad, but I don't have that recipe either.

I want to try to make some smoked potato salad though.
You need to get that German potato salad recipe. Nothing better than a good GPS.
 
6 Red Irish Taters Boiled and ruff cubed
2 oz of Bacon Bits
2 Hard boiled eggs
1 teaspoon of spicy Brown Mustard
2 teaspoons of regular yellow Mustard
Helmans to it feels right.
Smoked Paprika to sprinkle over the top
 
Thanks for sharing:thumbup1:...I enjoy trying different tater salads...off to look up India Relish; that's a new one to me.
 
6 Red Irish Taters Boiled and ruff cubed
2 oz of Bacon Bits
2 Hard boiled eggs
1 teaspoon of spicy Brown Mustard
2 teaspoons of regular yellow Mustard
Helmans to it feels right.
Smoked Paprika to sprinkle over the top
Sounds about like his recipe ... though his seems a bit sweeter so I'd guess there's some sugar involved somewhere
 

maxman

Moderator Emeritus
I love me some potato salad. My only requirements are:
Miracle Whip
Mustard.

Radishes, celery, onions and all that are negotiable.
 

oc_in_fw

Contributor
10-4 on that. I live in Central Texas and we have a lot of Germany communities in the surrounding area. I love the German Potato salad, but I've never made it. I think it is a pretty simple recipe though.
Have you gone to Der Lindenbaum in Fredericksburg? They have the best sauerbraten I have ever had. I love the Hill Country.
 

oc_in_fw

Contributor
I know exactly where it is and no I have not gone there. But I have gone to some of the other German restaurants in that town. I'll check it out the next time we are there, which is pretty often.
She does a raisin sauce on the Sauerbraten that I really like. It goes well with a Spaten Optimater. I make F-burg several times a year. I stay at a place called Daydream Cabins about 5 miles north of town. I used to stay about 15 miles out at a place called 3J ranch, but after her husband died she sold the place. Talk about a dark sky- I could sit out and watch stars all night.
 

nortac

"Can't Raise an Eyebrow"
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I don't know the recipe but the deli at work often has this killer cajun potato salad made with red potatoes boiled in seafood boil and it's spicy hot. Love that stuff!
 
8 medium potatoes
1/4 cup lemon juice
1.4 cup vegetable oil
Salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 celery stalks, chopped fine
4 hard boiled eggs, coursely chopped
1-1/4 cup mayonnaise (we used Cains)
3 Tablespoons cider vinegar
1/4 cup pickle relish

As soon as you can handle the boiled potatoes, toss with lemon juice and vegetable oil. Add everything else when cool.

This is the Fanny Farmer recipe that my mother's potato salad was based on. She didn't use measuring cups or spoons, but mixed by eye.
 

oc_in_fw

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Did you go to the RockBox? It hass all old rock music and had a Barnie Fife lookalike that was spot on. Great fun.
Nope, never been- hadn't heard of it. I don't get into the city much and I need to get to Carshon's Deli- I haven't had bagels and lox since I moved here from Cleveland in 92.
 
Sounds about like his recipe ... though his seems a bit sweeter so I'd guess there's some sugar involved somewhere
We go NO ONIONS in TATER Salad here. Now when I make it I add thin sliced celery for a little crunch. The wife is a big NO on Onions or Celery.
 
I don't know the recipe but the deli at work often has this killer cajun potato salad made with red potatoes boiled in seafood boil and it's spicy hot. Love that stuff!

When I want to go Cajun I just add Tony C's and a dash of LA hot sauce to taters when they are cooking then some more Tony C to the batch as we mix it all up to taste.
 
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