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Sep 21, 2012 02:33 PM

Brother's Deli Potato Salad Recipe [moved from Minneapolis-St. Paul]

Does anyone have this recipe or have been able to closely mock it? My wife loves it and we might have an Oktoberfest party and I thought I could make it for her.

Any help?

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  1. I picked some up for the 1st there last weekend,so I can see why you want to get the recipe. I bought the blue cheese potato salad.I put it in my top 3 best store/restaurant potato salads in the metro area.I was worried that the blue cheese might be overwhelming,but it was perfectly balanced.i consciously didn't look at the list of ingredients.

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    1. re: shikken

      agreed. Just wish I could make it at home. Would be a relatively easy thing to make for my wife as a surprise. Tried everywhere...heck I even asked jeeves :-)

      They must use more cream or something to make it richer. The sandwiches are decent but the salad bar is killer.

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      1. I don't know if it would be too embarrassing, but have you tried asking someone at Brother's Deli for the recipe? Or perhaps ask them what makes their potato salad so good, any secret ingredient or something. It never hurts to ask.

        My other thought is asking one of the home economists (or whatever they're called these days) at Byerly's. They've been very helpful to me with questions in the past.

        Good luck!

        1. re: justalex

          Is this a German potato salad (aka no mayo) or a traditional one? You did mention Oktoberfest, so I was just wondering,

          1. re: jeff55432

            Definitely is a traditional, mayo-ey salad. I can never make up my mind if I like it or not. It always has pieces with strange texture in it. I almost think it's bread crust, but can't be sure.

          2. re: justalex

            briattim, can you describe this potato salad for us?

            Also, maybe email Lynda at the Pioneer Press She writes that column where people ask for long lost recipes or local restaurant favorites.


            1. re: The Dairy Queen

              Great suggestion. I emailed her. Thanks for the help everyone. Just trying to do something special for my wife.

        2. I have not had Brothers PSal, but have had some compliments on my own take.

          I steam or microwave the potatoes after salting and peppering for five minutes under plastic wrap, drain then toss with vinegar and let them absorb the acid.

          Toss them after cooling with homemade mayonnaise made with good olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper, along with a teaspoon of dijon. The addition of chopped dill fronds is optional.

          Toss with fine diced celery, shallot, chopped hard boiled egg and either chives or green onion.

          Let rest in frig for at least six hours or overnight.

          Retoss before serving.

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          1. re: bkmnus

            you could save a step and emulsify the vinegar into the mayo, basically an eggy vinaigrette.