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Potato salad recipe without mayo anyone?

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Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 20:11:15

Not because I don't like mayo, but because the potatoes are boiling and I've just discovered I have no mayo. Nor do I have any spring onions. Only bought the bloody things because it was a pound for a big bag of new pots at the farm shop. Any suggestions?

thisisyesterday Fri 19-Jun-09 20:13:05

buy some mayo inthe morning??

RupertTheBear Fri 19-Jun-09 20:13:36

I had a lovely one in a restaurant that I have been meaning to try and recreate. It tasted like the potatoes were dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. It had chopped gherkins and capers in it.
Any help??

Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 20:14:21

Ah, but I wanted to dress the pots while they were still warm, so they soak up all the tasty goodness sad.

Curiousmama Fri 19-Jun-09 20:14:43

what about yoghurt? Or salad cream?

Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 20:15:15

Sounds nice Rupert, but no gherkins or lemons sad. Very old jar of capers somewhere.....

Pacific Fri 19-Jun-09 20:16:03

Plain yoghurt, mint and a tiny bit chilli powder?

RupertTheBear Fri 19-Jun-09 20:16:27

Maybe some nice vinegar (balsamic maybe) instead of lemon juice??

SingingBear Fri 19-Jun-09 20:17:20

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Curiousmama Fri 19-Jun-09 20:17:36

add mustard/horseradish or similar?

Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 20:17:54

No yog sad
No salad cream sad

The cupboard is bare!!

SingingBear Fri 19-Jun-09 20:18:06

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Curiousmama Fri 19-Jun-09 20:18:47

Quick Mayonnaise
1 whole egg

1 teaspoon sugar

3/4 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons lemon juice or vinegar 1 teaspoon mustard 3/4 cup oil

Add the seasonings and a half tablespoon of the acid to the egg. Pour in a fourth of the oil and beat together; continue adding oil a quarter at a time until all is used, beating between each addition, then add remainder of acid. Can be made in three minutes. The secret of adding oil quickly, without curdling, is using the WHOLE egg.

Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 20:19:13

Okay, have balsamic, have oil, have chives, have mustard. So a chivey, French-dressing type jobby it is then!

Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 20:20:23

Hmmm, home-made mayo. Now could be the time to give it a go.....

Curiousmama Fri 19-Jun-09 20:22:37

Sounds too good to be true though doesn't it? I found it so don't blame me if it's shit not nice wink

JohnnyTwoHats Fri 19-Jun-09 20:46:34

Grainy mustard and olive oil, mix while still warm.

JudyBlume1019 Fri 19-Jun-09 20:52:30

make mayo, it's a piece of piss

Juwesm Fri 19-Jun-09 21:16:11

So, final outcome was: red wine vinegar and olive oil in a French dressing stylee, with wholegrain mustard, some microplaned garlic for that alium element, bit of sugar to take the edge off, lots of Maldon and, because I am odd, yet thrifty, and to introduce that desirable creamy element - the remains of a tub of hummus blush.

Quite tasty, very edible, but not as moreish as if I'd had mayo and spronions. Oh well, that's impulse buys for you. It'll do for nibbling and for DHs lunchbox!

Thanks for all suggestions!

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