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My favorite potato salad ever

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  • Steve R.
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    My favorite potato salad ever

    There is a somewhat overrated bbq joint in nearby Louisville, Mark's Feed Store, that has the best potato salad I have ever had at a restaurant. I found a copycat recipe that ends up even a little better than the original. Enjoy!

    P.S. Use Duke's mayonnaise for best results.

    Last edited by Steve R.; August 13th, 2019, 10:58 PM.
  • Huskee
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    +1 for Duke's! Thanks for the recipe.


    • ComfortablyNumb
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      Duke's must be an East Coast thing, checked their locator and none around me, nor had I heard of it until reading about it on the forum. It appears if I wanted to try it I'd have to order online.


      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        I order it online. Mayo is mayo really but I think Duke's is worth it.

      • Bkhuna
        Bkhuna commented
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        Duke's hails from South Carolina and has no sugar and more egg yolk.

      • CaptainMike
        CaptainMike commented
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        I order from Duke's website 4 at a time in the spring and fall (best weather for shipping such things, but I'm sure you already know that). About a month after I received one such order, another box showed up. When I opened it there was a note stating that my previous order was not up the their standards and to please accept 4 new jars of the good stuff. I'm a customer for life now.
        Last edited by CaptainMike; August 14th, 2019, 07:43 AM.
    • smokin fool
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      • Apr 2019
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      • Mississauga, Ont

      No Duke's in this area either.
      We've found Hellmans works better than Mircale Whip or any other generic Mayo with our Tater Salad but the one thing that makes it outstanding is using at least 1/3 to 1/2 Ranch Dressing to really ratchet up the taste.


      • Murdy
        Murdy commented
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        Funny. I never heard of Duke's before it was mentioned around here a few times lately, but I was watching TV and I saw it mentioned (can't remember if it was a commercial or a cooking show or whatever). Been Hellman's around here forever.

      • Huskee
        Huskee commented
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        smokin fool Try Duke's website. Not sure about Canada pricing though.

      • smokin fool
        smokin fool commented
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        Did a search, as of a few weeks ago Duke's still not shipping to Canada.
        Amazon will ship it but at $32 for small and $49 for large jar plus shipping, didn't even ask for a quote on that, this is on hold for now.
        Who knows may trip over it one day at Walmart or Whole Foods.
        Going to Dallas in Sept will grab a coupla jars then if possible.
    • grantgallagher
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      • Feb 2018
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      That recipe sounds good. Im a big fan of a spicy potato salad. Bobby flay has a killer one with some pureed chipotle in there and its awesome.

      As for Duke's being an east coast thing...never heard of it here in jersey. Ill def try it if i see it. Was raised on hellmans and no other mayo tastes the same, lol.


      • bardsleyque
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        Hellmans is owned by Best foods,on the west coast there is no Hellmans only "Best"
        The ad jingle"bring out the Hellmans and bring out the best alludes to that.
    • DiverDriver
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      • May 2019
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      Personally I gotta have dried mustard in potato salad as well as slaw.


      • Donw
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        • Jul 2017
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        Thanks for the recipe. Had never thought of adding milk to potato salad but now have to try it. As far as Dukes is concerned, wherever we were stationed I looked forward to care packages from relatives which always contained a jar or two of Dukes and a bottle of Carolina Treet.


        • DeusDingo
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          i've been to that restaurant. i agree with it being so-so for most things i had but i had some great ribs


          • klflowers
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            I am not partial to any one mayo (I even like the impostor called Miracle Whip), but my wife is a die hard Hellman's fan. She will only eat different brands if she has no choice.

            Other than the milk, this sounds a lot like my potato salad. And I use spicy brown mustard instead of vinegar and a bit of white onion.


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              I like my Cajun potato salad with home made mayo. Have to order some Dukes.


              • lostclusters
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                Steve R.

                My potato salad can kick your potato salad's butt no problem. And it has miracle whip in it!

                Recipe as follows:
                1.5 lbs red potatoes, boiled
                1.5 C miracle whip
                1 C red onion minced
                3/4 C sweet pickle relish
                3 eggs hard boiled and chopped
                3 T yellow mustard

                Pile all ingredients as listed as first ingredient at the bottom and so on, in a large bowl and fold together with a large spoon. The potatoes should be allowed to cool to be warm to the touch.

                This is from memory from a unwritten recipe passed down and adjusted to my taste. It should be a dryer salad meaning it should not be wet with dressing. Feel free to adjust it to your taste. The potato weight may be off. I will double check it asap.
                Last edited by lostclusters; August 14th, 2019, 11:38 AM.


                • Steve R.
                  Steve R. commented
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                  My potato salad is a lover, not a fighter.

                • ofelles
                  ofelles commented
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                  ditto ✌

                • Donw
                  Donw commented
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                  That is the recipe for Goldsboro Potato Salad here on the east coast, except for the Miracle Whip.🙂 It is the one most requested by my family and friends, so I know you know good potato salad.
                  Last edited by Donw; August 15th, 2019, 10:58 AM.
              • Histrix
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                The company that owned/made Dukes was the 100+ year old Virginia based family business the C. F. Sauer company. Unfortunately, the family sold their business to a private equity firm in North Carolina a couple of months ago. Now that can be good or bad. Perhaps the new owner will work to strengthen Sauer/Dukes products and perhaps seek wider national distribution or, perhaps the equity firm will break the company into pieces and sell it off to other companies. Or maybe they'll tweak recipes/ingredients to lower costs and increase profit margins. Nobody knows at this point.

                Fingers crossed tho that they don't do anything to mess up the basic Dukes Mayo that many of us have used our entire lives!! I haven't felt the need to start hoarding jars of Duke's...yet. But I have cleared space in the pantry to store a dozen or two jars just in case.


                • Donw
                  Donw commented
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                  Keeping fingers crossed. At least it wasn’t Roark who bought them.

                • ComfortablyNumb
                  ComfortablyNumb commented
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                  What's the shelf life?

                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  I hope nothing changes with Duke's. I'll live regardless, it being just mayo and all, but I still hope.
              • VideoWolf88
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                Any other blasphemers here that don't like egg in their potato salad?


                • ItsAllGoneToTheDogs
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                  My favorite is zero tater salad anywhere near my plate! So I guess I'm a triple blasphemer? It's one of many foods where I really like all the ingredients but don't like them that way

                • Huskee
                  Huskee commented
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                  ItsAllGoneToTheDogs that's me with creamed corn.

                • smokin fool
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                  Gotta have eggs....
              • Murdy
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                • May 2018
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                I'm stunned. Not one mention of radishes on this entire page?


                • Donw
                  Donw commented
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                  Okay Murdy , what have you started. Mentioned to my wife about radishes in potato salad and she said “That sounds good.” So next time I make it, she wants me to make extra with radishes to try it out. 🙂

                • Murdy
                  Murdy commented
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                  HAH, Told you! I have never made potato salad without radishes. In fact, I worked in a place that made it for sale, and that's where I learned it.

                • Craigar
                  Craigar commented
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                  Hmm...it would add some additional color. I will have to mention it to my wife when she makes her next batch.
              • snowswamp
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                How about bbbbbbb-bacon?


                • Steve R.
                  Steve R. commented
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                  I have actually considered going all out and making it a loaded potato salad. I see no downside to this!



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