Potato salad

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i just saw a video on the Jamie Oliver Facebook page about making potato salad. He said something interesting - drop the potatoes in boiling water, do not start them in cold water. I've always heard the opposite. In all fairness he was using baby potatoes, is that even possible with large potatoes?
 

pete

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With small potatoes that is fine, but if you are boiling whole, large russets, or even larger reds you could end up with the outsides of the potato overcooked while the inside is still crunchy.
 

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https://www.chefsteps.com/activities/potato-salad

This recipe is very technology oriented, but it's a good dish even without all of the technical gizmos and shortcutting some of the oddball pickling. I've been a proponent of pickle juice for these sorts of salads and at least some Kewpie Mayo. When I have the time, making a boiled dressing and using that 50/50 with Mayo is also quite good.
 
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I love Yukon golds for potato salad and mash potatoes. Cooking time is a little longer. Also go with sweet relish and fresh dill.
 
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