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I dont know if you guys make and eat Potato salad over there.
Over here it is like a staple for every Picnic , Holliday or Barbeque.
Buy I have found that Potato Salad is also a measure that shows that our society and our cooking is declining.

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You go to a Barbeque, and the hosts wife asks you to try some of her Potato Salad.
If you complement her and tell her how good it is, She almost always will say, " Oh this is Nothing compared to how my mothers Potatoe Salad tastes.
Then you meet her mother.
And you comment to her ,"Your daughter told me you make really good Potato Salad"
It is almost a sure thing that the first words out of her mouth will be.
"If you want good Potato Salad, you should have tasted the way my mother made it."

So my logic is.
If every generation of Potato salad is not as good as the generation before, Could you imagine How Good the Potato Salad was 100 years ago or even 200 years ago.

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Lol. LAGS but can you share the potato salad recipe? I will ask my wife to give it a try, and then my daughter can someday say "this is nothing as compared to what my mother used to make." Let's start the chain reaction here.

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@ S_S
I will have to call my sister and get her recipe since I do not have a wife.
But my sisters salad was not as good as my mothers.

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hahahaha.
S_S, at least you will get to taste the first potato salad every made in your generation:)

Lags, please share the recipe.

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I am looking forward to it. And this salad is going to get inferior in quality with every generation. Lol

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This is wonderfull news, You guys have never had Potato Salad.
I will see if I can get you a recipe, and see if you want to try it.

The reason that Potato Salad is so different between generations is, it is a Basic Recipe, or concept, and All the ingredients are adjusted to what you have on hand, and the amounts vary per the makers or family tastes.

I love international Cultural Exchanges.
I just hope I dont cause an "International Incedent" and have Hillary Clinton on my back.
Families have gone to War with each other over Potato Salad Recipies.
To give you and example;
One time my family had a Large family picnic, that included members of both my fathers family, and my mothers family.
Everyone brought some food, and it happened that four women all brought potato salad.
Before the day was over there were several arguments over which recipe was best.
The families didn't speak to each other for years.

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That sounds like families going over a world war against each other.

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With hindsight I say, this sounds familiar!!!

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Whole families and groups have gone to war over one ingredient of potato salad:

Mayo, Miracle Whip, or Salad Dressing "mayo"

and again just with Mayo - for example: is it made with raw eggs?

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Well, what do we have? A salad to die for?? I would love to taste this potato salad..

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@ Saif.
I will find a recipe for you guys to make.
I thought the Mayonnaise was going to be the big hurtle.
I dont know if you knew what that was.
It is nothing more than Raw eggs beaten with some oil, even olive oil and maybe a little Vinigar.
You just Whip in into a white spreadable consistancy.
I am sure you have heard of mayonnaise, but might call it something different.

@ William
I forgot all about the Miricle Whip / Mayo debockle.
My Brother will Not eat Potato Salad unless it is made with Miricle Whip.
(Wiricle Whip is just a more Tangy style of Mayonnaise)

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Larry, mayonnaise is not a problem. It available here in kilos!

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LAGS
Mayo is common here. I will look forward to the recipe..

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Ok guys.
I think everything else that is required should be availabe, like potatos, eggs, mustard, pickles, celery and things like that.
Let me ask around and get you the best recipe I can locate.
It has to be the BEST one to Start with.

Now, I have come up with an interesting Theory.
What is Potato Salad started in your part of the world ?
Your culture is thousands of years old in comparisson to our culture.
So if the Potato Salad was invented in your culture, and it got to be not as good thru each generation, then Maybe it got so bad, that people just stopped making it.
But Our culture or should I say the US is not as old, so maybe some of our founding fathers came across an original Recipe and revived it?
They do say that a lot of the US Symbols and things are Symbolistic of anceint cultures like the Egyptians, just watch the movie National Treasure with Nicholes Cage and you will see what I mean.

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LAGS... you should read something about the history of potato...
I could not believe there were some Pakistani in ancient Peru....
To learn the recipes for potato salad from Incas...
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Mmm....potato salad....MUSTARD potato salad! MMMM!!!!


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See, Another YANK has rang in on how good Potato Salad is.
I got a recipe from my Ex Mother in law.
But, she is one of those great cooks who does not measure anything.
She just will tell you what is in her recipe and you have to figure it out to your own taste.

But I will get you something you can follow better the first time, since you have never had it , and dont know how it is supposed to taste.

P.S.
Her potato salad is better than my ex made, and it is even better than what my Mother made.

Now, Armoredman likes his potato salad with Mustard, some people dont.
I can take it or eat it either way.
But some people are Die Hards that it has to be made a certain way, with or without certain ingredients.

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@Lags now u have posted the recipe.. wait for results and commentss :)


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OMG.,... I just remained away from the forum for four days and there are potatoes everywhere. :shock:

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