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Do you eat classic potato salad made with mayo or German potato salad made with mustard?

I often find it hard to choose between making a classic potato salad with mayo or making a mustard based German potato salad. The mayo based is like comfort food - it is so familiar. I also really enjoy the tang of the mustard based one and it contains a lot less fat and a bit less calories.

And you, I am curious which you prefer?

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lms lms 9 years
I put mayonaise and mustard in it.
krEnElk krEnElk 9 years
i HATE potato salad . . . YUCK!
sassypamela sassypamela 9 years
um german potato salad is vinegar based. but I love the southern style with eggs, mustard, mayo, vidalias and celery. YUM!
beatlegirl beatlegirl 9 years
The German Potato Salad with Mustard is Pennsylvania German, aka Pennsylvania Dutch, or the Amish, as tourists call them. Mustard is base in the potato salad, but it usually contains a little mayo and vinegar too. It can also contain hard boiled eggs. The German style is very popular here in PA. You can buy it in giant buckets at the grocery store, but most families around here have a recipe that has floated down the German side. There are so many yummy PA German recipes. One PA German recipe that is a good summer side dish but seriously full of fat is spinach with bacon made with a sauce out of the bacon grease and vinegar!! It sounds super disgusting I'm sure, but it always goes fast at my dinners and picnics! It's incredibly yummy!
discocactus discocactus 9 years
I sometimes feel like the only person who hates the taste and texture of creamy side dishes or overly sauced up food (like Quiznos subs). Any of those creamy-type dishes from the deli never appealed to me, nor did the classic green bean casserole. Yuck. Deviled eggs are delicious though. Go figure.
tlaralou tlaralou 9 years
i made one from a recipe called "french potato salad" recently that was delicious. no mayo. a bit of dijon, champagne vinegar, olive oil, parsley, dill and basil. delish!
hollygo4405 hollygo4405 9 years
I use fat free italian dressing instead of mustard or mayo
sil2op sil2op 9 years
Mustard!I've never heard of it referred to as German Potato Salad, around here it's called Southern Potato Salad :)
carbizkate carbizkate 9 years
Eeeeeeeew....I hate potato salad!
AmyLyn AmyLyn 9 years
Love, love LOVE german potato salad! I've never had mustard in mine, it's more a vinegar base, I love when it's served warm and the celery and onions have a bit of crunchy to them. YUM!
pixelhaze pixelhaze 9 years
Ive never had either. The mayo one looks kinda disgusting, to be honest, like mush. The German one looks like it's really good. However I am not a mustard fan, and I love mayo. So I dont know.
queencessjosie queencessjosie 9 years
I've had both and a combination of both. I honestly like mayo potato salad. My mom cooks great though so I'd take either.
Hope5 Hope5 9 years
The classic!
susanec susanec 9 years
I don't like mayo or mustard (never have) but love potatoes. I typically take onion roasted ones to BBQs.
aras8218 aras8218 9 years
I gotta have mayo and i like a lot of eggs.
meganekko meganekko 9 years
mustard is my favourite condiment so it's surprising that i've never had German potato salad... i must try!
Pinkgirl88 Pinkgirl88 9 years
not a potato salad fan... i love pasta salad though (I wish that i didn't)
Cadet Cadet 9 years
I've always been a big fan of vinaigrette instead of either mustard or mayonaise.
ilovefab4 ilovefab4 9 years
I hate to break it to you, but German potato salad is not necessarily mustard-based, but vinegar-based, and is served warm. I live in probably the most German city in the U.S. Anywho, I love mustard style, but it has to have a little mayo in it still.
Fitness Fitness 9 years
I love that you are all fired up about potato salad. In my "German" style potato salad I use vinegar, olive oil and grainy mustard. Kind of like this recipe: German Style Potato Salad. I will post my potato salad soon and am happy to hear from all of you!!!!
imtheheppest imtheheppest 9 years
I've had both kinds, and while I like the traditional mayo..I love mustard A LOT more. It's like a german tradition in our family or something.
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 9 years
Love, love ,love!!!- Old fashion potato salad , its so yummy...I could eat it everyday ( thank god I dont though I would be twice my size haha )
toto toto 9 years
Roast the baby potatos in their skins with sliced red onion and then dress with balsamic vinegar....tongue tangingly delish! K
toto toto 9 years
Roast the baby potatos in their skins with sliced red onion and then dress with balsamic vinegar....tongue tangingly delish!K
ruby-soho ruby-soho 9 years
I always use buttermilk for a zingy potato salad!
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