Talk:Potato salad

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I love potato salad.[edit]

Good work everyone, this article is delicious and well-written. (Pygmypony 06:01, 12 April 2006 (UTC))

I was just enjoying a nice bowl of potato salad (the diced, with mayonnaise, celery, and onion variety) myself, and had to look to the insight of Wikipedia on the subject. Once again I find another well-done article, which makes the dish that much more tasty. (--iignotus)
Same! I wonder how many people who read the potato salad on Wikipedia are eating potato salad at the time... -- 15:28, 6 August 2006 (UTC) (that was me - wikipedia keeps logging me out for some reason).
I'm not eating it now, but I will be in about half an hour... Hakluyt bean 18:21, 20 May 2007 (UTC)

i love it 2--The real rj (talk) 04:55, 23 March 2008 (UTC) ---

I didn't look it up because I was eating potato salad, I was watching Ron White on TV and looked up Tater salad. Ark Crow (talk) 00:39, 10 August 2008 (UTC)

Aluminum spoons?[edit]

I have heard that potato salad, I know not whether this refers to mayo-base or vinegar base, will become poisonous if you stick an aluminum spoon in it, and leave it in room temperature. This might be where the "poisonous potato salad at the picnic out in the sun" idea originated. I would very much appreciate it if a chemist would consider, and possibly include their input in this article. Anna Ammatzner (talk) 19:03, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

The aluminum spoon thing has nothing to do with potato salad spoiling in the sun. Fodd tends to spoil when left unrefrigerated, especially mayonnaise based foods. (talk) 23:10, 20 October 2009 (UTC)


Should the section about the ship be separated out from this page? It's somewhat relevant, but perhaps it should just be linked to. (talk) 20:42, 25 February 2008 (UTC)

The site that would be the Wikipedia entry for the ship has been replaced by a blind redirect here. I didn't do this, I'm curious why it was done. (talk) 00:33, 9 March 2008 (UTC)

The "ship" USS Potato Salad is just an internet hoax. Rebelyell2006 (talk) 13:35, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
I can't find anything else about it. Can anyone with knowledge of the ship confirm its existence? (talk) 22:03, 18 March 2008 (UTC)
Here's the knowledge: it is a fictional ship that someone made a hoax website about it. Later a wikipedia article was made for it, and deleted. Now this is being added to this article and the List of mine warfare vessels of the United States Navy article. Rebelyell2006 (talk) 00:37, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Christmas meal[edit]

"In the Czech Republic and Slovakia, potato salad is a traditional Christmas meal."

right. but why only there? It's also a traditional Christmas meal in Germany. I am german and in most families people eat potato salad on Christmas eve mostly with wieners. so it's pretty odd why this isn't in the "Germany"-part of the article... I don't want to change it myself because I'm not a native speaker but I still think it's something really characteristic... -- (talk) 21:31, 23 December 2010 (UTC)


There's no section on American style potato salad and its regional variants. I know here in North Carolina it's a very popular dish, especially with barbeque. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:29, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

There's no mention of British style potato salad either! Used to be one of mum's favourite dishes for serving at a small dinner party because it was so quick and easy to prepare and everybody seemed to like it. Maybe it's just that British style potato salad isn't quite snobby enough for the true elitists of the Wikipedia set? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:24, 18 September 2013 (UTC)

German Potato Salad?[edit]

The article mentions the oil and vinegar version of German potato salad as common in southern Germany. I lived in southwestern Germany (Baden-Wuerttemberg) where the potato salad was indeed dressed with oil and vinegar, but no one I ever knew there nor in any restaurant I patronized in two years' sojourn there ever put bacon in their potato salad. I think there is some confusion here with the sweet-and-sour, bacony salad of, I believe, northern Germany. Please check this. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Wrstewart (talkcontribs) 01:33, 5 May 2013 (UTC)

"Kartoffelsalat" is generally served warm - thats totally wrong. In Germany potatosalad is generelly served COLD! If you make potatosalad with mayonnaise, the salad is allways cold and if you make it with vinage and oil normaly you will eat it cold. Maybe the sausages are warm but not the salad. Greets from Germany.  — Preceding unsigned comment added by 2A02:810A:113F:B45C:7927:968C:2C33:6F61 (talk) 18:57, 26 March 2017 (UTC)