07-08-2014, 01:02 PM
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My mom died back in Dec. of 2011. She wasn't the greatest cook, but she had a number of recipes that were dynamite. Summer's here, so I thought I would try and find my mother's tater salad recipe. I found it in the pantry in a small 3-ring notebook. It was hand written with notes in the margin. Anyway, my wife and I made the recipe and the first bite brought tears to both of our eyes. It was so close to her recipe that we couldn't hold back the tears. It's easy to make and I thought I would share it with you...hope you will enjoy it too. Thanks mom.

Tater Salad Recipe

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By: DoctorShaveGood
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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)
Salt & Pepper to taste

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 07-08-2014, 05:35 PM
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Sounds good, Aaron!

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 07-08-2014, 05:41 PM
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That looks really good. I don't think I have had relish in my potato salad before but it's worth a try. Thanks.

.michael

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 07-08-2014, 05:46 PM
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(07-08-2014, 05:41 PM)Tabaliah Wrote: That looks really good. I don't think I have had relish in my potato salad before but it's worth a try. Thanks.

.michael

The pickle relish maybe more of a southern thing. If mom didn't have the India Relish she would just mix sweet and sour relish together for the same effect.

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 07-26-2014, 12:00 PM
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Thanks for posting! Looks good.

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 07-26-2014, 01:03 PM
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Pickle relish and Miracle Whip are definitely two things that make this particular potato salad a non-starter for me. I have never been a fan of either. In fact, I avoid Miracle Whip at all costs (though not necessarily pickle relish). I once read that Miracle Whip vs. Hellman's or Best Foods mayonnaise is very much a regional thing. (I use these brands because they are sold pretty much throughout the U.S.A. and many other parts of the world). In other words, where you were brought up might determine which you prefer.

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 07-26-2014, 01:55 PM
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This particular potato salad is generally considered "Old Fashion" type and the brand of ingredients is your choice. This one sounds great thanks for sharing.

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 07-26-2014, 03:57 PM
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The regional explanation might be accurate. I was raised on mayo' and I simply can't abide Miracle Whip. A substitution would be in order, no big deal. Just change it out.

Thanks for the recipe.

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 07-26-2014, 04:05 PM
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The India relish sounds like something I might try. I like pickled onion and cabbage as well so I could give it a go.

I too am a Mayo person. No Miracle Whip in the pantry.

Sounds tasty though !!!

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 07-29-2014, 11:31 AM
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(07-26-2014, 04:05 PM)Nickadermis Wrote: The India relish sounds like something I might try. I like pickled onion and cabbage as well so I could give it a go.

I too am a Mayo person. No Miracle Whip in the pantry.

Sounds tasty though !!!

We made this recipe the other day and used a miracle whip brand made by HEB. It wasn't the same as the actual Miracle Whip. Mayo should go fine with this recipe.

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