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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 10,789
    rgambs said:
    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar and sugar are the absolute must haves for any "salad" whether it goes in a bowl or on bread.

    My mom makes the best macaroni salad you never had.  
    Always let it get cozy with the baked beans.
    I don't do the sugar in my chicken/turkey salads.  I know a bunch of people do.  

    In a potato salad I will though!

    It doesn't have to be enough to make it actually taste sweet, but you need enough to mellow the acidity a little.
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,471
    edited March 13
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar and sugar are the absolute must haves for any "salad" whether it goes in a bowl or on bread.

    My mom makes the best macaroni salad you never had.  
    Always let it get cozy with the baked beans.
    I don't do the sugar in my chicken/turkey salads.  I know a bunch of people do.  

    In a potato salad I will though!

    It doesn't have to be enough to make it actually taste sweet, but you need enough to mellow the acidity a little.
    I learned the sugar and vinegar trick from a German deli I used to work at.  Their potato salad was always the best around and I saw them making it and I didn't comprehend why sugar would be in a salad?!?  That was one of their secrets.

    Potatoes, mayo, vinegar, sugar.  That's it.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,534
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar and sugar are the absolute must haves for any "salad" whether it goes in a bowl or on bread.

    My mom makes the best macaroni salad you never had.  
    Always let it get cozy with the baked beans.
    I don't do the sugar in my chicken/turkey salads.  I know a bunch of people do.  

    In a potato salad I will though!

    It doesn't have to be enough to make it actually taste sweet, but you need enough to mellow the acidity a little.
    I learned the sugar and vinegar trick from a German deli I used to work at.  Their potato salad was always the best around and I saw them making it and I didn't comprehend why sugar would be in a salad?!?  That was one of their secrets.

    Potatoes, mayo, vinegar, sugar.  That's it.
    No small crunchy items?  I need celery and/or onions for my Pot Salad. 
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,471
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar and sugar are the absolute must haves for any "salad" whether it goes in a bowl or on bread.

    My mom makes the best macaroni salad you never had.  
    Always let it get cozy with the baked beans.
    I don't do the sugar in my chicken/turkey salads.  I know a bunch of people do.  

    In a potato salad I will though!

    It doesn't have to be enough to make it actually taste sweet, but you need enough to mellow the acidity a little.
    I learned the sugar and vinegar trick from a German deli I used to work at.  Their potato salad was always the best around and I saw them making it and I didn't comprehend why sugar would be in a salad?!?  That was one of their secrets.

    Potatoes, mayo, vinegar, sugar.  That's it.
    No small crunchy items?  I need celery and/or onions for my Pot Salad. 
    German style.  Once you eat it you'll see that it doesn't need any of that.

    I'm actually ruined to eat potato salad anywhere but German style or from Long Island.
  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,148
    My dad made great German potato salad - with chopped pickles, I think.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,471
    hedonist said:
    My dad made great German potato salad - with chopped pickles, I think.
    That's a different take on it!
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,534
    Pickles in Tuna Salad, I have had.
    ;)  (For real!)
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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,383
    Pickles in Tuna Salad, I have had.
    ;)  (For real!)
    I put some chopped bread-and-butter pickles into my whitefish salads, but I haven't done so with tunafish.
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  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 10,782
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 30,691

    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar in addition to mayo, right?
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,471

    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar in addition to mayo, right?

    Yes sir.  I should have mentioned that.

    All I use is Turkey/Chicken, Mayo, Celery, Black pepper and white distilled vinegar.

    The simplicity of the dish and it's soooooo damn tasty.  Now put it on a piece of toasted seeded rye? Hot damn.
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 30,691

    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar in addition to mayo, right?

    Yes sir.  I should have mentioned that.

    All I use is Turkey/Chicken, Mayo, Celery, Black pepper and white distilled vinegar.

    The simplicity of the dish and it's soooooo damn tasty.  Now put it on a piece of toasted seeded rye? Hot damn.

    Gonna try that next time. Need onion in mine though. Thanks
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 12,471

    Recreated my wife’s aunt’s chicken salad to put into my lunch salads this week. Her family’s cooking is suspect but this chicken salad is so fucking good. They use use it on crackers and stuff for appetizers at family gatherings. 

    Godspeed. 


    I add vinegar to my turkey/chicken salad.  Do you?  It gives it a killer flavor.
    Vinegar in addition to mayo, right?

    Yes sir.  I should have mentioned that.

    All I use is Turkey/Chicken, Mayo, Celery, Black pepper and white distilled vinegar.

    The simplicity of the dish and it's soooooo damn tasty.  Now put it on a piece of toasted seeded rye? Hot damn.

    Gonna try that next time. Need onion in mine though. Thanks
    Go easy with the vinegar.  For that bowl you made yours in you'd only need 2-3 Tablespoons.
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  • chadwickchadwick up my assPosts: 21,152

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        

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  • dankinddankind I am not your foot. Posts: 11,383
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        

    And it turned you into what exactly?
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  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,534
    sounds tasty i love fajitas!
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  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,200
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        


    I take the risk to sound a bit stupid, but what does it mean you "turned a chicken" Chadwick?
    Does it mean you have turned the chicken on a spit to roast it or picked it apart for the Fajitas?
    :blush: it's not my first language.. :innocent: 
    However, I really like Fajitas too... so now I hope we will go to the Mexican Restaurant at the weekend! :smiley:
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 25,642
    kce8 said:
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        


    I take the risk to sound a bit stupid, but what does it mean you "turned a chicken" Chadwick?
    Does it mean you have turned the chicken on a spit to roast it or picked it apart for the Fajitas?
    :blush: it's not my first language.. :innocent: 
    However, I really like Fajitas too... so now I hope we will go to the Mexican Restaurant at the weekend! :smiley:
    Where are you from? Talk to us about your cuisine.
  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,200
    kce8 said:
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        


    I take the risk to sound a bit stupid, but what does it mean you "turned a chicken" Chadwick?
    Does it mean you have turned the chicken on a spit to roast it or picked it apart for the Fajitas?
    :blush: it's not my first language.. :innocent: 
    However, I really like Fajitas too... so now I hope we will go to the Mexican Restaurant at the weekend! :smiley:
    Where are you from? Talk to us about your cuisine.

    Just from Germany, you know Kartoffelsalat and sausages... ;)
    oh and Schnitzel! :lol:
  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,200
    Interesting that you talked about German potato salad. There are so many different styles of it in Germany that I even don't know which one is the best one :giggle:
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 25,642
    kce8 said:
    kce8 said:
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        


    I take the risk to sound a bit stupid, but what does it mean you "turned a chicken" Chadwick?
    Does it mean you have turned the chicken on a spit to roast it or picked it apart for the Fajitas?
    :blush: it's not my first language.. :innocent: 
    However, I really like Fajitas too... so now I hope we will go to the Mexican Restaurant at the weekend! :smiley:
    Where are you from? Talk to us about your cuisine.

    Just from Germany, you know Kartoffelsalat and sausages... ;)
    oh and Schnitzel! :lol:
    Yum, been twice.  Enjoy the food a lot.  Have a fairly authentic spot in Philly.  I dig it.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 10,789
    Speck.
    Oh, speck.
    What I wouldn't give for some good speck from Sudtirol.
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  • hedonisthedonist standing on the edge of foreverPosts: 19,148
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        

    Good to see you, brother chadwick!

    kce, growing up I loooooved Spaetzle.  That, along with German potato salad, was his other specialty :)
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  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,200
    kce8 said:
    kce8 said:
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        


    I take the risk to sound a bit stupid, but what does it mean you "turned a chicken" Chadwick?
    Does it mean you have turned the chicken on a spit to roast it or picked it apart for the Fajitas?
    :blush: it's not my first language.. :innocent: 
    However, I really like Fajitas too... so now I hope we will go to the Mexican Restaurant at the weekend! :smiley:
    Where are you from? Talk to us about your cuisine.

    Just from Germany, you know Kartoffelsalat and sausages... ;)
    oh and Schnitzel! :lol:
    Yum, been twice.  Enjoy the food a lot.  Have a fairly authentic spot in Philly.  I dig it.


    Have been in the States twice too. 1995 for the first time. That's when I ate my first Fajitas. And American Spare Rips... also the best and such a huge American Steak! 
    I'm happy that you like the German food. 
  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,200
    rgambs said:
    Speck.
    Oh, speck.
    What I wouldn't give for some good speck from Sudtirol.

    Suedtirol is wonderful and yes there's a lot of great food there. Italian influence... soo good


  • kce8kce8 Posts: 1,200
    hedonist said:
    chadwick said:

    turned a chicken, colorful peppers & spices into fajitas


        

    Good to see you, brother chadwick!

    kce, growing up I loooooved Spaetzle.  That, along with German potato salad, was his other specialty :)

    Yummy Spaetzle Hedo, ok if I think about it, we really have some nice food here too! Food from other countries seems to be more interesting for me... maybe it's just because we are used to it... :lol:
    And we "Germans" sometimes just go crazy because people from all over the world think about Bavaria only most of the time and forget that this is just a small part of Germany. :smiley:
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 12,534
    Rouladen, yum.
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  • H.ChinaskiH.Chinaski Brooklyn, NYPosts: 1,250
    Knocked out some pretty killer Salsa Verde Enchiladas for dinner tonight. Seered in a skillet tomatillos, onions, garlic, serranos and jalepenos. Cooked them down and immersion blended em down and let it simmer. Than added cilantro. Killer! Cooked up corn torts and filled them with beef, beans, corn and red pepper. Topped with the salsa and baked with some jack queso. Muy Bueno!
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