Potato salad

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Potato salad
Potato salad with egg and mayonnaise.jpg
Potato salad with egg and mayonnaise
CourseSide dish
Place of originGermany
Serving temperatureCold
Main ingredientsPotatoes, mayonnaise

Potato salad is a dish made from boiled potatoes and a variety of other ingredients. It is generally considered a side dish, as it usually accompanies the main course. Potato salad is widely believed to have originated in Germany, spreading largely throughout Europe and later to European colonies.[1][2] American potato salad most likely originated from recipes brought to the U.S. by way of German and European immigrants during the nineteenth century.[2][1] American-style potato salad is served cold or at room temperature. Ingredients often include mayonnaise or a mayonnaise-like substitute (such as yogurt or sour cream), herbs, and vegetables (such as onion and celery).[3]

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  1. ^ a b "» Potato Salad: History". www.guampedia.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017., backup
  2. ^ a b Olver, Lynne. "The Food Timeline: history notes--salad"., backup
  3. ^ "American Potato Salad Recipe". kraftrecipes.com. Retrieved 6 March 2017.