Kitchen Q&A

Can you can German potato salad?

 
 
German potato salad
German potato salad
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Akron Beacon Journal

Q. German Potato Salad this time of year sounds wonderful. I’ve only ever had the stuff in the can from the grocery store, so I am tempted to make it from scratch. I was wondering if I could can it? I would never be able to eat all that the recipe makes before it spoils. I do can produce from my garden, so I thought I’d try canning the potato salad. Your opinion, please?

C.G., Akron, Ohio

Linnette Goard, a home food preservation specialist with the Ohio State University Extension, said German potato salad, while available in cans commercially, is not something that can be safely canned at home.

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