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POTATO SALAD



8 red potatoes
3 eggs
1/2 cup mayonnaise*
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tsp mustard
1 celery stalk, diced
3 radishes, sliced
1/8 onion, finely grated
1 Tbsp parsley
salt and pepper

• Place the potatoes in a large pot and cover with water.
• Bring the water to boil, cover and heat to slow simmer.
• Cook until potatoes are BARELY tender.
• Drain off water, cover, and cool to lukewarm.
• Place the eggs in a separate pot and cover with water.
• Add 1/2 tsp salt to the water.
• Bring the water to boil, cover the pot and remove from heat.
• Let the eggs stand covered for 15 minutes.
• Peel and chop the potatoes into 1 inch cubes.
• Place potatoes in a large bowl.
• Drain off water, peel and chop the eggs.
• Add the chopped eggs to the potatoes.
• Add salt and pepper to taste.
• In a bowl whisk together mayonnaise, sour cream, mustard and sugar.
• Add the mayonnaise mixture to the warm potatoes.
• Adjust the salt.
• Add the celery, radishes and the onion.
• With clean hands combine gently.

*Do not use calorie reduced mayonnaise and never use miracle whip for potato salad.

Low starch potatoes [such as red and yukon gold] have a moister, crisper flesh. They hold their shape better in boiling and salad making. To determine the starch content of a potato, rub two cut halves together. If they stick together the starch content is high.
    

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It began with posting a few recipes on line for my family. "zsuzsa is in the kitchen" has more than 1000 Hungarian and International recipes. What started out as a private project turned into a well visited blog. The number of visitors long passed the two million mark. I organized my recipes into an on-line cookbook. On top of the page click on the cookbook to access the recipes. I am not profiting from my blog, so my visitors will not be harassed with advertising or flashy gadgets. Feel free to cut and paste my recipes for your own use. Publication is permitted as long as it is in your own words and with your own photographs. However, I would ask you for an acknowledgement and link-back to my blog. Happy cooking!

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