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February 1, 2008 |
I grew up in St. Paul and live out in Portland and am wondering, WHY do people bother making potato salad with the mayo and all that when the German potato salad is clearly superior (and has bacon!!!)?
your avid listener,
German potato salad is an interesting novelty, served warm, somewhat sour, a good winter dish, but in the summer you want the real thing, with mayo, chopped egg, some mustard, dill, and chopped scallions. It's worth all the work that goes into it and it elevates the humble potato to ambrosial heights and it is a staple of the potluck family picnic. But you have to make it at home, yourself, and not try to foist off on us a tub of commercial glop from a convenience store. We might be too polite to point out the problem but we would remember it for a long time.