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Why does my potato salad get watery the next day?



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amother
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Post Sat, May 18 2024, 10:49 pm
I put a spoonful of vinegar and no other liquid. I drain the cooked/cut potatoes for 2 hours in a strainer in the fridge before adding dressing ingredients.
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amother
Cobalt


 

Post Sat, May 18 2024, 11:53 pm
Never had that. My recipe has mayonnaise. Does yours?
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effess




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 12:08 am
If you put in pickles, that gets watery the next day.
If you use pickles, I’d suggest cutting away the seed part and strain the pickle pieces for an hour before you put it into your salad.
If you are open to it, better use the crispier smaller pickles, they have less liquids.

If you don’t put in pickles, I hope someone else comes up with a possible solution.
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amother
Begonia


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 12:34 am
effess wrote:
If you put in pickles, that gets watery the next day.
If you use pickles, I’d suggest cutting away the seed part and strain the pickle pieces for an hour before you put it into your salad.
If you are open to it, better use the crispier smaller pickles, they have less liquids.

If you don’t put in pickles, I hope someone else comes up with a possible solution.

I put in pickles and it doesn't get watery so I don't think it's the pickles
Op, why vinegar?
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Tanya1234




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 2:08 am
Mine gets a little watery and I pour out the liquid and mix it. No big deal.
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 4:36 am
OP, you need to tell us all the ingredients the salad contains. It's impossible without knowing.
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amother
NeonBlue


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 9:18 am
amother Begonia wrote:
I put in pickles and it doesn't get watery so I don't think it's the pickles
Op, why vinegar?


Same. Also put pickles and I use lemon juice. Doesn’t get watery.
What potato’s do you use?
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amother
Razzmatazz


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 9:43 am
Are you overcooking the potatoes?
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amother
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Post Sun, May 19 2024, 10:51 am
I don't think I'm overcooking potatoes, one time I even undercooked them. Other ingredients are carrots, celery, eggs, mayonnaise, onions, drop of vinegar-I thought every recipe has vinegar, and spices.
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amother
Birch


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 10:55 am
Sprinkle a tablespoon of vinegar and a teaspoon of salt on the potatoes right after draining them when they’re still very hot. Add the rest of the ingredients after they cool off a little. If you use low fat instead of full fat mayonnaise that can get a little watery.
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amother
Begonia


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 10:59 am
amother OP wrote:
I don't think I'm overcooking potatoes, one time I even undercooked them. Other ingredients are carrots, celery, eggs, mayonnaise, onions, drop of vinegar-I thought every recipe has vinegar, and spices.

Mine doesn't. Maybe see what happens if you skip the vinegar once
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Bnei Berak 10




 
 
    
 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 11:05 am
Try to skip the onions or minimize the amount.
Onions in my mayonnaise-tuna salad caused some liquid, I skipped the onions.
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amother
OP


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 3:05 pm
I'll try without the vinegar and less onions. I bought potato salad that had onions in it and didn't get watery, so how did they do it?
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amother
NeonBlue


 

Post Sun, May 19 2024, 3:06 pm
amother OP wrote:
I'll try without the vinegar and less onions. I bought potato salad that had onions in it and didn't get watery, so how did they do it?


Not sure. I noticed mine gets watery if I put too much lemon.

I just do
Mayo
S&P
Lemon
Pickles.
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amother
OP


 

Post Sun, May 26 2024, 7:35 pm
Leaving out the vinegar, carrots, celery and putting less onion helped. Thanks
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