Everyone loves a well prepared classic potato salad. Even if you already have a favorite potato salad recipe you really don't want to miss this one. There are many helpful and secret tips with this recipe that insure the perfect potato salad every time.
Everyone has a potato salad recipe in their past that they either love or hate. There are a few tricks to making an excellent potato salad. First of all, you want to use a waxy potato, not a baking potato. Red potatoes hold up well in potato salad. They have a lower starch content so they don't soak up as much water during cooking. When you choose your potatoes, try to get them all the same size so they cook evenly. Cracked skins mean you've cooked your potatoes either too long or at too hard of a boil.
When the potatoes are done, you want to cool them off so you can slice them, but you still want them to be a little bit warm. If you use small potatoes, you can use an egg slicer to give you uniform slices after they are peeled. The warm potatoes will soak up the vinegar easily, adding flavor inside the potato as well as outside once the dressing is added.
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