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I think I'd like to learn how to cook. But I live alone, so I have… - Jarrett Heather — LiveJournal
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latitude11 From: latitude11 Date: July 3rd, 2002 01:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
mm.. yea, I make great macaroni salad. Potato salad too, the dressing can be similiar. Start experimenting with recipes that include ingredients you like. Always invite people to come over and help you eat what you make, they'll offer a critique as well as help eat the food. You'll be a hit at parties, and able to eat fabulously for a fraction of what people have to spend on not as yummy food in resturants.
jarrett From: jarrett Date: July 3rd, 2002 01:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is good advice. Let's find some recipes.
latitude11 From: latitude11 Date: July 3rd, 2002 01:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
This one looks like a good basic potato salad recipe. I'd say four or five potato's is about 2lbs. When I make potato salad, I figure a potato per person.

Half of the battle in cooking is technique, which is why shrubber and I watch FoodTV endlessly. Watching *how* they mix the ingredients or *how* they peel the garlic has helped a lot.

So.. peel and cube the potato's before you boil them. Don't boil them too long because you don't want mashed potato salad (or maybe you do, that's yummy too) And let the potato's cool before you mix the dressing in with them. I usually fridge them for a half hour or so. Mix up the dressing, pour over the potato's and turn lightly with a spatula, that way the potato doesn't break down. Make it the night before, so the ingredients have a chance to mix with each other. The vineger used could be white vineger as well it will still be good.
latitude11 From: latitude11 Date: July 3rd, 2002 01:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh yes, I wouldn't be shy about adding a clove of garlic to this recipe. Peel and then mash it with the back of a knife. IMHO, garlic makes everything better.
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