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Jul 18, 2012 08:43 PM

boiled eggs marinade

what is a good, mild egg marinade to be used later for potato salad?

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  1. If you're incorporating hard cooked eggs into a potato salad, you don't need any special dressings. You can just dress the whole thing together. If, as per your other post, you don't want any sour cream/mayo, just use German Potato salad recipes. Lots of good tips for potato and egg-and-potato salad on these boards in other threads.

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    1. re: pinehurst

      I agree. Marinating the hard-boiled eggs is - in my opinion - defeating their purpose in a potato salad. They're both unctious & mild; they're supposed to be a foil for the more acidic ingredients in the recipe.

    2. pinehurst is right, you don't necessarily have to marinate the eggs beforehand.
      However, for a twist, you can pickle the eggs: 1/2 water, 1/2 white vinegar, marinate (pickle) in fridge for 4-6 days.

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          This would be unorthodox for inclusion in potato salad, but would certainly provide additional visual and taste interest.

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          1. re: greygarious

            Along the same lines, you could dye the shelled eggs (I dunno, red? green?). I'm not sure if this would be appealing or not...

            1. re: porker

              i was served a frisee salad once where the poached egg on top had been poached in red wine. it was not at all pleasing visually, looking like a bloody body splob on top. ick.


              1. re: hotoynoodle

                I had Russian potato salad at our wedding on a small pacific island. The beets made everything reddish including the potatoes and egg, something like this
                I thought it looked pretty good....

          2. thanks to you all for taking the time for your thoughtful responses