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Why does my potato salad get watery?
Potatoes can retain moisture. To prevent this, drain the potatoes very well in a colander or pot. Allow all the steam to escape the potatoes before mixing them with the dressing and other ingredients. Steaming the potatoes instead of boiling them is a good way to ensure that excess moisture isn’t trapped inside. Click for the classic American potato salad recipe.
What are the best potatoes for potato salad?
Any potatoes can be used for potato salad. For potatoes that will retain their shape and texture, choose potatoes with lower starch content such as reds, yellows, and whites. However, russets, blues, and purples can also be used; even fingerling potatoes and petite potatoes can make a great potato salad.
How do you boil potatoes for potato salad?
Dice your favorite potatoes into 1-2 inch dice. Soak the potatoes in cold water for about 15 minutes. Rinse the potatoes under cold water in a colander and place them into a large pot. Cover the potatoes with cold water and add some salt, some sugar, and some vinegar. Bring the potatoes to a boil and reduce the heat to a simmer. Cook the potatoes for 25-35 minutes or until they are fork-tender.
Can potato salad be made the day before?
Yes, a potato salad gets even better if left to sit overnight in the refrigerator. The flavors combine, and the potatoes absorb more of the seasoning/dressing, making for a more flavorful experience.
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