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Brian’s Very Simple Potato and Corn Salad

  “Making potato salad,” Suzen said to me a couple of weeks ago. It was a statement, not a question. And, it was pretty obvious. I had emptied out half the pantry and the refrigerator. Vinegars, two of them. Pickles, real ones and jalapenos. Mayo, mustard. Bacon was cooking. Eggs were being hard boiled. I…

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Brian’s Potato Salad ala Hungary

We have just had the summer solstice and now, officially now, is the season for barbecue and all the side dishes that tradition dictates we bring to the table: beans, slaw, cornbread, potato salad, … Ah, potato salad. Many of us grew up on that mayo-and-hard-boiled-egg-and-celery recipe, but there are options aplenty. For your consideration,…

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Brian’s Real Hash Browns

  Yes, the picture shows black. Not burned black. Just really, really well done black. It was my first time. What do you expect? I have made morning potatoes many ways: diced, chopped, sliced, mashed, … But I never shredded before. Never. After, “I’ll take mine black,” the most common phrase in diners is “And…

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Loaded Potato Salad from Lunch by Gale Gand

The picture shows a red onion because I like red onions. I always put red onions in potato salad. How can it be potato salad without one? Actually, this recipe from Gale Gand’s new Lunch present us with a very different potato salad, and a delicious one at that. Here there is no red onion,…

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