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Subject: What to do with leftover potato salad
Newsgroups: rec.food.cooking

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From: pdan[at]primenet.com (Patrick Danville)
Date: 8 Aug 2001 18:08:51 GMT
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I've got a lot of leftover potato salad from a recent party and
would like to find a way to use it in a recipe in which it would
be the ingredient of a hot dish, stovetop or oven.  Does such a
recipe exist?  My Google search didn't produce anything, so your
help will be greatly appreciated.

Many Thanks.

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From: Keith Falkner 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 19:03:23 GMT
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Put some of it in the blender with chicken broth and whirl until smooth.
Serve hot (or cold).  You might want to add more seasonings or perhaps some
pesto.

This also works with leftover salad.

Elizabeth

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From: nonamefem[at]cs.comnodrek (noname)
Date: 08 Aug 2001 19:09:10 GMT
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>I've got a lot of leftover potato salad from a recent party and
>would like to find a way to use it in a recipe in which it would

Eggzactly how recent *was* this party? I know of very few uses of leftover
dishes containing mayonnaise. Best to eat as potato salad within 3-4 days and
toss the rest.

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From: Ranee Mueller 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 16:45:24 -0700
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> Eggzactly how recent *was* this party? I know of very few uses of 
> leftover dishes containing mayonnaise. Best to eat as potato salad within 
> 3-4 days and toss the rest

   Not all potato salad includes mayo, though it is arguably the most 
common in the US.  I have some leftovers from my potato salad and there 
is no mayo or any other dairy in it at all.  I was just going to suggest 
that the OP eat the leftovers, as a hot meal involving potato salad as 
an ingredient kind of turns my stomach, but the soup idea might work.

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From: Jo 
Date: Wed, 8 Aug 2001 20:12:33 +0100
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I'm not sure if this counts as a recipe, but when I was in a similar
situation recently, I made a potato salad omelette - mixed the eggs with the
salad and some grated cheese, and cooked it in a frying pan until the bottom
was solid, then stuck it under the grill/broiler until the top was done. I
think I threw some chopped green pepper in there too, now I come to think of
it, and maybe some sliced pepperoni. I dunno - it was one of those 'after
pub' moments - but it tasted nice!

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 08 Aug 2001 19:23:15 GMT
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Patrick Danville writes:
>I've got a lot of leftover potato salad from a recent party and
>would like to find a way to use it in a recipe in which it would

Depends what type of potato salad... German style can easily be converted to a
soup or baked casserole.

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From: Young 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 15:42:50 -0400
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Patrick Danville wrote:
> I've got a lot of leftover potato salad from a recent party and
> would like to find a way to use it in a recipe in which it would

Italian Hotdogs!  Heat it up, grill some hotdogs and some peppers,
throw that bad boy (even two) on a hot pita or something and top with
some heated onion slices and serve.  Grill the vegetables in oil.
Heat up the potato salad befor you plop it on the dogs.  Add whatever
heat you want.

nancy

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From: aquari[at]aol.comNOJUNK (Libby)
Date: 08 Aug 2001 20:05:07 GMT
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Leftover potato salad is supposed to be eaten cold for breakfast the next day. 
I thought y'all knew that!!

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From: bbr1[at]ritz.cec.wustl.edu (Brian B. Rodenborn)
Date: 8 Aug 2001 16:19:24 -0500
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Potato salad sandwiches.

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From: Young 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 18:57:28 -0400
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Aquari wrote:
> Leftover potato salad is supposed to be eaten cold for breakfast the next day.
> I thought y'all knew that!!

That made me laugh.  (laughing)  I pick at stuff like that for breakfast 
all the time.  Don't tell anyone.

nancy

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From: harkon[at]doginxpress.net (Liz C)
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 15:41:01 +0000 (UTC)
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Patrick Danville wrote:
> I've got a lot of leftover potato salad from a recent party and
> would like to find a way to use it in a recipe in which it would

I mash it up and mix with an egg, salt, pepper, maybe some baking powder 
and/or soda, onions, whatever spices I feel like and enough liquid (milk, 
cream, buttermilk, etc.) to make a thick batter, then make pancakes out 
of it.  

Yes, even the mayo based potato salad - although mine is usually oil
based.

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From: rosie 
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 16:25:46 GMT
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Liz C wrote:
> I mash it up and mix with an egg, salt, pepper, maybe some baking powder
> and/or soda, onions, whatever spices I feel like and enough liquid (milk,
> cream, buttermilk, etc.) to make a thick batter, then make pancakes out
> of it.

wow, that does sound good!
(even though i don't eat potato's much!)

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From: harkon[at]doginxpress.net (Liz C)
Date: Thu, 9 Aug 2001 17:11:19 +0000 (UTC)
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Liz C says:
>I mash it up and mix with an egg, salt, pepper, maybe some baking powder 
>and/or soda, onions, whatever spices I feel like and enough liquid (milk, 
>cream, buttermilk, etc.) to make a thick batter, then make pancakes out 
>of it.  

sorry to follow up my own post - I forgot the important part - if it looks
too wet, I add flour till it looks like it'll hold its shape in the frying
pan.

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From: Dimitri 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 22:54:09 GMT
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Since most potato salad is mostly potatoes and mayonnaise   Here are some
recipes that use both.  Maybe you can modify some of the ones listed below:


SHRIMP  SALAD

 2 1/2-2 lb. shrimp, cut sm.
1 (4 oz.) boiled potato, diced sm.
1 hard boiled egg, chopped fine
1/2-3/4 c. mayonnaise
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 tsp. celery seeds

 Mix all ingredients together and serve on a bed of lettuce.  Makes 4-6
servings.

POTATO  PANCAKES
 3 c. grated raw potato or 2 cups
   mashed potatoes
1 tbsp. grated onion (more onion, if
   desired)
1 half cup grated green pepper
2 eggs, unbeaten
4 tbsp. flour
1 tsp. salt
Black pepper to taste
1/3 c. mayonnaise

 Combine potatoes with other ingredients until all is mixed well.  Then drop
mixture from tablespoon into skillet containing hot fat.  Flatten each cake
with back of tablespoon, or flour hands, then make into cakes.  Fry to a
deep golden brown on each side.  Makes 8 to 10 pancakes.

HAM 'N  CHEESE  POTATO  SALAD
 3 c. cooked potato slices
2 c. (8 oz.) cubed sharp cheese
1 1/2 c. ham strips
1 c. celery slices
3 hard-cooked eggs
1/4 c. green onion slices
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 c. mayonnaise
1 tbsp. horseradish (optional)

 Combine potatoes, cheese, ham, celery, eggs, onion, green pepper and
seasonings.  Add combine mayonnaise and horseradish; mix lightly.  Chill.
Add additional mayonnaise, if desired.

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From: Sandy Dykes 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 23:22:06 GMT
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Dimitri wrote:
> POTATO  PANCAKES
> 1/4 c. chopped green pepper
> 1/3 c. mayonnaise

Huh!  That is the first potato pancake recipe I have ever seen with mayonnaise
in it!  With eggs and flour still there to bind, I wonder why the mayo?  Have
you made this before?  Of course, I don't usually add green pepper either, but I
guess we can save that discussion for holiday time...

Sandy,
The everlasting devotee of potato pancakes

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From: Dimitri 
Date: Wed, 08 Aug 2001 23:30:42 GMT
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Sandy Dykes wrote:
> Huh!  That is the first potato pancake recipe I have ever seen with mayonnaise
> in it!  With eggs and flour still there to bind, I wonder why the mayo? Have
> you made this before?  Of course, I don't usually add green pepper either, but I
> guess we can save that discussion for holiday time...

Nope I have not but I thought it was interesting too.  I all it could do is
all a little *creamy-sour* taste and texture. The next time I have some
leftover P-Salad I'm going to mash is or process it and try this recipe.   I
think the Kraft company used to do a lot of cooking with both Mayo and
Miracle Whip.

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From: pdan[at]primenet.com (Patrick Danville)
Date: 9 Aug 2001 06:28:49 GMT
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Thanks to all of you for the ideas, I think I may now run out of
potato salad before I run out of recipe ideas!

For the record, the "leftover" potato salad was the additional tubs
that weren't used, so unopened and refrigerated.  The leftovers from
from the party were duly gobbled at breakfast with the same reserved
for cold pizza.

Thanks again.

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From: penmart01[at]aol.como (Sheldon)
Date: 08 Aug 2001 23:54:32 GMT
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Dimitri wrote:
> POTATO  PANCAKES
>  3 c. grated raw potato or 2 cups
>    mashed potatoes
> 1 tbsp. grated onion (more onion, if
>    desired)
> 1 half cup grated green pepper
> 2 eggs, unbeaten
> 4 tbsp. flour
> 1 tsp. salt
> Black pepper to taste
> 1/3 c. mayonnaise

I didn't see the recipe's directions, only the list of ingredients you quoted
so I don't know how those two eggs, *unbeaten*, are used, but I've seen lots of
potato pancake recipes which contain oil, egg and seasoning... essentially
that's what mayo consists of.  You can always omit the mayo but it would
probably taste just fine with it included... folks add mayo to make stranger
combinations.  Adn besides, th erecipe is labeled "potato pancakes*, not
latkes... therefore it does not merit being held to any higher authority...
perhaps it should be renamed "Fercocktah Potato Pancakes".

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From: Dimitri 
Date: Thu, 09 Aug 2001 00:27:51 GMT
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Sheldon wrote:
> combinations.  Adn besides, th erecipe is labeled "potato pancakes*, not
> latkes... therefore it does not merit being held to any higher authority...
> perhaps it should be renamed "Fercocktah Potato Pancakes".

How about we re-name them *1950's Goyisha Potato Cakes*   ;-o

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From: blakem[at]ix.netcom.com (blake murphy)
Date: Fri, 10 Aug 2001 01:39:05 GMT
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Sandy Dykes wrote:
>Huh!  That is the first potato pancake recipe I have ever seen with mayonnaise
>in it!  With eggs and flour still there to bind, I wonder why the mayo?  Have
>you made this before?  Of course, I don't usually add green pepper either, but I
>guess we can save that discussion for holiday time...

how do you make your potato pancakes?  i've only tried once, with
decidedly mixed success.

your pal,
mr. head


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