Classic Potato Salad & An Unscientific Potato Challenge Recipe

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40 mins (prep 20, cooking 20)
13 ingredients
12 servings
For the heck of it on a dull afternoon we put the “scientific method” to the taste test to determine the best potatoes for potato salad. There were only 3 varieties on hand to test: russet, red, and Yukon Gold. One-half pound of each were cooked just till tender, drained, cooled and cubed. The recipe selected was Classic Potato Salad from BHG.COM. One-fourth of the recipe ingredients were combined with each of the half-pound cooked potato varieties, and a single blind study using volunteer taste testers unanimously determined the potato champion.....Yukon Gold. That batch of salad had potatoes with a pleasing, moist and smooth texture that kept shape the best. Oh yeah, and after all was said and done, we just mixed the salads all together for dinner, and no one was the wiser (except the ‘insiders.’)

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Serving Size (1.4 g)
Servings 12
Amount per Serving
Calories 0.3 Calories from Fat 0.0
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.0g 0.04%
Saturated Fat 0.0g 0.04%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 0.01mg 0.0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.07g 0.28%
Dietary Fiber 0.03 g 1.29%
Sugars 0.0 g %
Protein 0.01g 0.26%
Vitamin A 0.0IU% Vitamin C 0.02mg%
Calcium 0.27mg% Iron 0.01mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
medium potatoes, hard-cooked eggs, mayonnaise or salad dressing, prepared mustard, thinly sliced celery, chopped onion, or, dill pickle relish