I made potato salad and coleslaw from scratch, 1st time!

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

I confessed on facebook recently that I have never made potato salad from scratch and I asked if anybody could share their favourite recipe.  Wow, I was overwhelmed by the response from over 390 community members.  There was some great variety of different ideas, realising that everybody has their own little twist on it.

I have never enjoyed potato salad and I have finally worked out what it was that I didn’t like about it. Two things…the potatoes, in many salads I have had in the past the potatoes have still been hard and not completely cooked, I like them soft and I don’t like the dressing too tangy.

I’m hosting Christmas at my place this year, lunch with hubby’s family and dinner with my family.  I serve a cold Christmas feast, typically it’s a hot day on Christmas, we have the air conditioning on and the kids are in and out of the pool most of the day.  Salad, cold seafood and meat platters are the best option!  I wanted to make a variety of salads.  My hubby loves traditional salads, greek salad, coleslaw and potato salad so I thought I would have a go at making it all myself, along with a few others.

Home made Potato Salad and Coleslaw

After reading through everybody ideas (which you can read here), I came up with my own version.  It was so good if I can say so myself.  We had family over for a BBQ and they loved it too!

Homemade Potato Salad

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Homemade Potato Salad

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 mins
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

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  • 1kg red delight potatoes
  • 4 eggs
  • 5 shortcut bacon rashers
  • 4 spring onions
  • 150g garlic aioli
  • 150g sour cream

Instructions

  1. Boil a large saucepan of water
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into bite size pieces
  3. Place potatoes in saucepan when water is boiling place, allow to cook for 10-12 minutes or until just tender, do not overcook
  4. Meanwhile, boil eggs, peel and slice into quarters. I then sliced them in half again.
  5. Brown bacon and spring onions in a frypan for 4-6 minutes
  6. When potatoes are ready drain out all water and return to saucepan and place back over heat, shake the saucpan over the heat for one minute, this creates a rough coating on the outside of the potato and removes moisture. Remove pan from heat
  7. In a small bowl mix ailoi and sour cream until combined
  8. Add egg, bacon, spring onion and creamy dressing to potatoes, gently stir together and place into serving dish, sprinkle with spring onion and serve warm or place in fridge until ready to serve.

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Homemade Coleslaw

I confess I have never made Coleslaw either, however now that I have my Thermomix, and it chops everything up so easily, this recipe took me only just a few simple minutes to make, again I decided to use something different from the mayo so it didn’t have a tang to it.  The cream cheese and chilli was a delicious flavour.

I have included a thermomix and regular recipe below (the best of both worlds!!)

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Thermomix Coleslaw

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 5 mins
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

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  • 1/4 cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, halved
  • 1/2 capsicum, roughly chopped
  • 1 apple, peeled, roughly chopped
  • 1 carrot, roughly chopped
  • 1 celery stalk, roughly chopped
  • 300g tasty cheese, roughly chopped
  • 175g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon garlic aioli
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients into TM bowl and chop 3 sec / speed 4
  2. scrape down sides of bowl, chop 3 sec / speed 4
  3. Spoon coleslaw into bowl and mix to combine if needed.

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Homemade Coleslaw

  • Author: Katrina
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: 8

Ingredients

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  • 175g cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon garlic aioli
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
  • 1/4 cabbage, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely diced
  • 1/2 capsicum, finely diced
  • 1 apple, peeled, grated
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 celery stalk, finely diced
  • 300g tasty cheese, grated

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together cream cheese, garlic aioli and sweet chilli sauce until well combined
  2. Place all ingredients with dressing into a mixing bowl, stir well to combine
  3. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve

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2 comments

KezUnprepared December 22, 2013 - 4:28 PM

Great job! Exactly how I like them! So glad you’ve found a potato salad recipe to enjoy 🙂 I have never understood why people don’t cook their potato through nicely!

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Anna April 25, 2016 - 10:21 AM

My mother obtained this great simple potato recipe years ago from Yugoslav acquaintances. To my surprise my youngest daughter (10years) who does not like salad dressings just loves it. It is just chunks of boiled potato (about 3cm). The potato needs to be firm but tender, so it does not go mushy when gently mixed. Whilst still warm add a little water (stops them absorbing too much oil and vinegar) with a mix of cider vinegar and olive oil (a bit more oil than vinegar), salt and pepper. Finally, add slices of red onion together with chunks of celery and red and green capsicum.

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