View Full Version : Dressing up, help needed.

09-07-2009, 04:36 PM
How can i dress up carton potatoe salad?

09-07-2009, 04:40 PM
I see it as two possible scenarios. I have simply added stuff like hot sauce to perk up the flavors. Some dry mustard often help as well. The other way, I have added fresh onions and celery to increase the freshness of the salad and introduce some crunch. I have some Hawaiian friends that like to add fake crab in shreds and some pasta elbows to make it more Hawaiian.

09-07-2009, 04:41 PM
if you put lipstick on it could you call it a pig?

My personal taste is the store bought potato salad is bland. If it is of the mustard variety, a bit of miracle whip, salt and pepper could not hurt

Paulie G.
09-07-2009, 04:41 PM
My first suggestion would be to dress it in a plastic garbage bag and start from scratch, but you could add green onions (tops only) mustard, a different flavored vinegar, hard cooked eggs, etc.

09-07-2009, 04:42 PM
white pepper I mean...and adding a little crunch as landarc mentioned is a good idea....I often put some finely diced celery in ine and it is really good

BBQ Bandit
09-07-2009, 04:51 PM
How about a touch of a mustard BBQ sauce?

09-07-2009, 04:52 PM
bits of bacon and a lite sprinkle of Cajun.

09-07-2009, 05:08 PM
Get some fresh dill and chop up along with some hard boiled eggs.

09-07-2009, 05:10 PM
I always......time permitting, put celery seed in my tater salad.

My grandmother taught me that when I was a small boy.

09-07-2009, 05:25 PM
Buy an egg slicer and put thin slices of hard boiled egg on top then sprinkle with paprika. That will dress it up. Won't make it taste any better.

09-07-2009, 05:42 PM
If it is Reser's give up. I have added horseradish to other brands

09-07-2009, 06:00 PM
Wel its for work, so clean out fridge time.:biggrin: Took some JPW sweet spicy mustard, green onion ends, some pickle spears I chopped. Screw them if they don't like it!

09-07-2009, 08:17 PM
Nice sized cubes of smoked ham - Honeybaked etc. Always a hit

Crazy Harry
09-07-2009, 08:31 PM
chopped onions green, yellow and red, chopped celery sliced hard boiled eggs, chopped black olives, chopped or sliced bell peppers, tobasco sauce, pickle relish. or whatever else looks good

Desert Dweller
09-07-2009, 08:34 PM
Wel its for work, so clean out fridge time.:biggrin: Took some JPW sweet spicy mustard, green onion ends, some pickle spears I chopped. Screw them if they don't like it!
Sprinkle some Todd's Dirt over the top of your additions and call it done...

09-08-2009, 09:46 PM
Put chopped Parsely on it and let the feast begin. More than likely the guys will never know it was SB.:biggrin:

09-08-2009, 10:11 PM
What was the final doctoring Larry?

09-08-2009, 10:30 PM
Diced onion, chopped black olives, a bit of rub - mix it up then add a light dusting of rub or paprika & some sliced HB eggs. They'll never know :biggrin:.

Odin the Dog
09-08-2009, 10:32 PM
Then put it into a shallow foil pan and slow smoke that sucker.

09-08-2009, 10:46 PM
Pickles! :grin:

09-09-2009, 07:48 AM
Layer your extras (green olives, egg slices, etc) in a jello mold then press ps into it. After chilling pop it out for a more decorative presentation.

early mornin' smokin'
09-09-2009, 07:53 AM
add bacon salt, red onions, carrots, any and all of the above and it'll dress it up just fine. It's still like putting a bowtie on a turd...make it ur self!!!

09-09-2009, 09:27 AM
I suggest making a wonderful scratch potato salad with homemade mayonnaise, and dressing up 1 teaspoon or so of your store-bought with a big ol' bowl of homemade. People will love it!

I have served homemade potato salad many times at parties and had people tell me they never eat potato salad. Then they try mine - different story! An amazing number of people these days don't really cook - ever! They live on stuff like Costco potato salad - yuk!


09-09-2009, 09:32 AM
What was the final doctoring Larry?
Added some of JPW sweet and spicy mustard, pickles, sprinkled in some Montreal steak seasoning(was on counter and too lazy to get pepper). Then dusted top of pan with paprika. Folks at work ate it up.

09-09-2009, 09:47 AM
If you can find some of this you can add it to taste. It isn't that hot if you don't go crazy with it, and it adds a great flavor that some people describe as being slightly smokey.