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#1 MrsLexiK

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:01 PM

Hi all!

We are going to DH's family christmas on Sunday and I am bringing a salad.  I have thought it would be best to bring a salad that I will actually be able to eat and I really really am craving a creamy potato salad - especially with BBQ meats (which is what we are having) But I don't know what to use for the dressing.  

I am going to cheat and use cans of tiny tots (as opopsed to boiling and then chopping because stuff it I am pregnant), boil some eggs, chop up onion, tomato, and some gherkins but I don't know how to make it creamy without using my mayo.

Any one got any ideas of how to get it creamy with no mayo?

#2 Percoriel

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

Sour cream.

I make a potato salad with a pot of sour cream, couple of teaspoons (to taste usually I add more!) of dijon and whole grain mustards, a dash of red wine vinegar and ground pepper to taste. I top it with chopped spring oinions or chives if I have them in my garden.

BTW store bought mayo  real egg in it so you can eat it when pregnant.

#3 More than a Mother

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

mix some creme fraiche with some philly? Never tried it, but it's an idea.

#4 wtp***81

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

Yum potato salad! You can eat store-bought mayo in a jar - just not homemade mayo because of the raw egg.  That's my understanding anyway!

#5 Natttmumm

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:08 PM

If you buy the mayo check the ingredients as many don't have egg and are fine

#6 her mum

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

If the reason you're not using mayo is because you're pregnant then you will be fine to use most store bought mayos, particularly if you find one that doesn't have egg in them.

#7 causeway

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

I make mine using Heinz Salad Cream

#8 Lokum

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

I do one with potatoes, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil, heaps of dill, chopped capers and  spring onions, and salt.  Yum, but not creamy at all.

#9 PrincessPeach

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

Praise make a 97% fat free mayo which has no eggs in it at all.

However read the lables - very few brands of mayo actually use real egg.

#10 laridae

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:18 PM

I always use sour cream.  I hate mayo.

#11 marley*and*me

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:30 PM

Paul newmans ranch dressing

#12 MrsLexiK

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:32 PM

Thanks for the tips I will try them!

RE: the mayo, yes it is because I am pregnant, all of the backs of the mayo at the store said "contains raw egg" or something like that, I was surprised I thought for sure the homebrand one wouldn't.  I do know my lunch shop lady gets one that has no egg in it, as she only gives her pregnant ladies it (Perhaps Masterfoods Homestyle? not sure but I know I can't get the mayo at my woolies cause I tried matching the packaging).  She will not give me the whole egg mayo ever (and she doesn't make it herself) I have had her "pregnant mayo" as we all call it and it doesn't taste like real mayo sad.gif

Normally I would use whole egg mayo. But I know I checked the non whole egg stuff when I was looing for mayo just after I became pregnant - the best I could find was Praise Honey Mustard "mayo".  TBH I probably did not check the Praise light one (or any of the light mayos) as the sugar content puts me off light mayo.  I am not a fan of other mayo other then whole egg fto begin with though.

Are you telling me I have been staying away from my whole egg mayo and my store brought hollendaise sauce for no reason ohmy.gif

#13 MiSS_E

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:42 PM

Some (i'd say most but I have no stats wink.gif ) jars of mayo are fine for everyone, even the ones with real eggs, because they are pasteurised. I know for certain that all the Kraft brand mayos are pasteurised egg and fine for pregnant women or others worried about listeria.

#14 PrincessPeach

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:43 PM

I have read that any store bought commercially prepared egg mayo is actually ok because it's been heat treated or something like that . But i can't remember what website I was on when i was reading that - so don't take me as gospel!

#15 MiSS_E

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:51 PM

Yeh I'm pretty sure they're not allowed to sell unpasteurised dairy products (incl eggs) in supermarkets in Australia? Anyone know about this?

#16 Jo-Anna

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:52 PM

I use the Norganics soya mayo... never given it a second thought as I thought store bought jarred mayo was fine, just not the homemade stuff.
Anyway, I would do sour cream or creme fraiche if you didn't feel comfortable risking it.

#17 MrsLexiK

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:55 PM

Well I will ask my OB on Wednesday when I see him, but my midwife went through a list and mayo was on there.  I have eaten it if it is a new jar in this pregnancy.  I am not over the top with my foods (ie I will eat ham, salami, feta, sundried toms in a pasta or on top of a pizza), will eat cooled down seafood even, and have eaten runny poached eggs.  If I was making it straight away and then eating it I wouldn't mind too much, but this will be made in the morning, travelled in the car and left to sit on the kitchen bench for at least 2 hours.  Now I know it could happen with everything I just don't feel comfortable having mayo in those circumstances.  Based on that I will probably try Paul Newmans Ranch dressing or the Salad cream as those are only refridge after opening unlike sour cream which I suspect would be more likely to go bad quicker.  Now if I wasn't pregnant I wouldn't mind but with a lowered immune system due to pregnancy and some funny things I have caught over the years and while pregnant I am not willing to risk it this time original.gif  (Christmas day/eve/boxing day when I know my grandmother would have kept it safe in the fridge all day is a totally different story) bring on that German goodness of hers!

#18 silver-rain

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:57 PM

I use Kraft Original Potato Salad dressing on mine - so yum!

#19 Katie_bella

Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:59 PM

Another who eats the egg mayo in a jar. It has been heat treated (which is why it can sit on the shelf at woolies for months!) and this process kills any risk of salmonella from the eggs.

This is the link to the NSW food authority pregnancy guidelines and it states that as long as store bought mayo is within it's use by date it is fine to eat. These guidelines are distributed to dr's and hospitals as the most up to date and thourough guidelines. Print it out and pop it on your fridge!


ETA: if you are concerned about lack of refrigeration why don't you put the potates etc in the bowl and dress it with an unopened bottle of mayo/dressing just before you sit down to eat?

Edited by Katie_bella, 29 November 2012 - 03:01 PM.

#20 Nut

Posted 29 November 2012 - 04:48 PM

Miracle Whip.

But basically mayo in a jar is fine. The risk of eating raw egg is salmonella rather than listeria and you're not going to get salmonella from a jar of mayo if it's stored properly and eaten just as you open the jar.

Home made is a no go.

#21 noonehere

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:03 PM

Hienz salad cream. Make sure you keep it cold and its a brand new jar

#22 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Im pregnant and was massively craving potato salad he other day. I mixed Heinz or praise mayo with sour cream. I'm pretty sure Heinz and Praise mayo are fine during pregnancy.

#23 Charlies Angel

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:14 PM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 29/11/2012, 03:01 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am going to cheat and use cans of tiny tots (as opopsed to boiling and then chopping because stuff it I am pregnant), boil some eggs, chop up onion, tomato, and some gherkins but I don't know how to make it creamy without using my mayo.

A mix of sour cream and store bought good quality mayo, with some lemon juice, mustard and pepper/salt makes a great dressing. I find 100% mayo too rich and fake.

I'm not sure about canned potatoes - pregnant or not, I've got my limits. Can you buy a bag of cocktail spuds and just halve them then boil them up? No need to peel this as they are very thin skinned. This is what I use for my potato salads and they taste great, and have the right texture for a good spud salad.

Edited by Charlies Angel, 29 November 2012 - 05:14 PM.

#24 Buck Naked

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:16 PM

I make a potato salad with steamed potatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic chives and parsley. It is much healthier andd very yummy warm or cold.

#25 livvie7586

Posted 29 November 2012 - 05:20 PM

QUOTE (Ms K @ 29/11/2012, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I make a potato salad with steamed potatoes, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic chives and parsley. It is much healthier andd very yummy warm or cold.

or just oil, vinegar and salt.  Yum!!

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