No mayonnaise potato salad
Please, everyone Thanks for all your responses, but most of you have mayonnaise in your recipes
The potato salad I am thinking of was thin sliced, obviously had vinegar and a ? little sugar, and was sprinkled with a very small amount of parsley. There wasn't any egg, or other additives, or spices that I remember. I am quite sure that there was NO mayonnaise. It's possible that there was pickle brine, but certainly not sweet pickles.
Anyone who is younger than 75 need not answer!!!!
I have a couple of recipes that sound very similar, but since I do not fit your age requirement ........
You do realize that we have no idea what your request was and what the responses were, right? If you had added to your original request, we might have a clue. Frankly, anyone who is younger than 75 might actually be able to answer you, but you've dismissed them outright. Do you actually want some help or are you going to be rude before you even ask?
re: Terrie H.
Sorry if I offended you. The original request was for a recipe for the ubiquitous potato salad in NYC and Long Island delis in the 40's and 50's. The reason I asked for people older than 75 is that no one else seems to remember the thin sliced potato salad, wit NO mayonnaise, just a sprinkling of parsley, and obvious vinegar
I assumed that you all would know about my original request, but I see that I did not reference that.
Please see that original post for NY deli potato salad under my name
This German Potato Salad recipe from my Dad, who would have been 91 this year might be a starting point for your dressing, using oil in place of the bacon fat. Sounds like you'd also omit eggs from the layered salad.
Dad’s Hot German Potato Salad
2 lbs potatoes
½ lb bacon
½ cup minced onion (finely chopped raw, will be cooked in dressing)
scant 1/3 cup vinegar or pickle juice
1 ½ teaspoon flour
1 Tablespoon sugar
3 ½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon pepper
¼ cup minced onion (finely chopped raw, leave raw)
2 Tablespoon green pepper
1 Tablespoon dried parsley
1 teaspoon celery seeds
4 hardboiled eggs, sliced into rounds
Peel potatoes and cook until just tender. Slice into rounds.
Cook bacon, and reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat
Make dressing: In 2 tablespoons bacon fat, saute ½ cup onions. In a small bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar and water then stir mixture into onions. Cook over low heat, to thicken slightly while stirring, until dressing looks clear.
Add sliced potatoes, ¼ raw onions, green pepper, parsley and celery seeds to dressing.
Layer in serving bowl – potatoes, bacon, eggs. Most often served while dressing and potatoes are still warm.
Ms. Mouser, I'm substantially younger than 75, and I don't have a recipe of my own for you, but what you're looking for sounds an awful lot like German potato salad...for example...
Do those sound about what you're looking for? Not a speck of mayonnaise in sight....
I'm not 75 either, but as linguafood said, you've got your ingredients figured out already anyway, so what do you need a recipe for?
Just make it and adjust the proportions till it tastes right to you.
Odd that you would assume we all know what you were talking about five years ago, msmouser. Everyone's happy to help, but the participants here on Chowhound have had quite a turnover in five years.