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 NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes?

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TrentonDog

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NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Thu, 09/30/10 3:49 PM (permalink)
Just wondering if anyone has had success in making potato salad with canned white potatoes. I use canned potatoes on my cart as part of a polish sausage sandwich (with potatoes, kraut and mustard), so I have plenty on hand. Just wondering if they are suitable for potato salad. (I won't be selling this, just making for family picnics)
 
-Trent (local heath department rules mandate the use of a can opener on many things I serve....)
 
 
 
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    bartl

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    Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Thu, 09/30/10 6:11 PM (permalink)
    TrentonDog
    Just wondering if anyone has had success in making potato salad with canned white potatoes. I use canned potatoes on my cart as part of a polish sausage sandwich (with potatoes, kraut and mustard), so I have plenty on hand. Just wondering if they are suitable for potato salad. (I won't be selling this, just making for family picnics)

    Virtually all the canned potatoes I have tried are too hard for potato salad. I generally just nuke a few potatoes and leave them in the fridge overnight.
     
    Bart
     
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      TrentonDog

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      Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Thu, 09/30/10 8:07 PM (permalink)
      The brand that I use (Hanover) isn't too hard, but I get what you're saying because they are harder than what people expect. Even if I cook them a little more, it will take a lot of work out of making potato salad. (peeling taters is time consuming!)
       
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        bartl

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        Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Fri, 10/1/10 11:30 AM (permalink)
        TrentonDog
        The brand that I use (Hanover) isn't too hard, but I get what you're saying because they are harder than what people expect. Even if I cook them a little more, it will take a lot of work out of making potato salad. (peeling taters is time consuming!)

        Point taken. I use red-skins, and keep the skin on (but I DO have to scrub the guys very thoroughly). I will have to experiment with cooking/cooling times on the canned stuff. I agree that Hanover is a decent brand, btw.
         
        Bart
         
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          mar52

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          Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Fri, 10/1/10 11:37 AM (permalink)
          If you make the canned potatoes in to German Potato Salad the extra hardness should go un-noticed.
           
          Then you could also serve German red slaw!
           
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            Rusty246

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            Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Fri, 10/1/10 12:28 PM (permalink)
            I like to add onion to my potatoes while they are cooking for flavor, so no, I wouldn't even think about using canned for potato salad.  Now, saying that, I have never had a canned potato to my knowledge. As bartl notes, use the reds and make fresh.
             
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              TrentonDog

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              Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Fri, 10/1/10 2:37 PM (permalink)
              No doubt fresh is best. I figured since I have tons of these potatos around, they may have other uses. They aren't too bad if you drizzle some olive oil on them, add some herbs and bake them.
               
              I might just give the canned potato salad a try one day. The german potato salad sounds like it would work better than the NY deli style salad.
               
              -Trent
               
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                TrentonDog

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                Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Fri, 10/1/10 5:39 PM (permalink)
                I was thinking that maybe I should cut up the canned taters, boil them in the vinegar/sugar mixture for a few minutes, drain and cool/refrigerate. Then add the onions, celery, and mayo to finish off.
                 
                Anyone have a good german potato salad recipe to try?
                 
                Thanks for the advice!
                 
                -Trent
                 
                 
                 
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                  BillyB

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                  Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Sat, 10/2/10 7:23 AM (permalink)
                  I don't see many Roadfood trip reports stopping at restaurants with canned potato salad. We take the time to steam , peel and cut the potatoes to make a good fresh potato salad for or clients. This idea may work for the open can family picnic,but it has no place in a restaurant that offers a quality food service menu.......................Chef Bill........Just sayin'
                   
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                    fabulousoyster

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                    Re:NY deli style potato salad with canned potatoes? Tue, 10/19/10 9:43 PM (permalink)
                    Sorry, canned potato salad is just so wrong.
                     
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