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REC: L.I. deli potato salad

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Posted to Thread #1503 at 9:25 pm on Apr 17, 2006

goodness, I posted this on Gail's so many years ago. the recipe comes from a deli on Long Island, where I grew up. it's very simple and easy and always gets raves.

2 lbs potatoes boiled in their skin and cooled.

1 cup white vinegar
1 1/3 cup water
3/4 cup sugar
1 onion chopped
salt & pepper to taste

combine brine ingredients and boil for 5 min.
slice potatoes thin (I slice about 1/4" but you can go thinner) and pour hot brine over them.
Let them marinate in the frig for 24 hours. Drain in a collander but do not drain dry. Do this over a pot so if they are too dry you have extra marinade to add back into the salad.

Add Helman's mayo, enough to make it as creamy as you like, and salt & pepper to taste. you can also crumble cooked bacon into the potatoes too.

Be sure to use only Helman's, also sold under the "best foods" label in other parts of the country.


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