Fried Chicken and Potato Salad with Sweet and Sour Dressing

Potato SaladFor some reason, probably just habit, many of our favorite recipes as seasonal:  spritz cookies are for Christmas, potato salad for summer meals on the patio, and baked beans with brats grilled on the BBQ.  And most of us have very definite ideas of how these recipes should be prepared.  I was curious about the history of potato salad…yes, my mind does go to such places…and 8,300,000 recipe sites were listed in my Google search. Most of the recipes I checked use a mayonnaise dressing.  German Kartoffelsalat is an exception with a dressing of vinegar and vegetable or chicken stock.  There are millions of versions of the same recipe with a mayonnaise base.  We love our traditional potato salad recipe but every so often it’s fun to try something a little different…just for the heck of it.   [Read More]

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