Deli Mac Salad

Recipe Rating:
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Serves: a party
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Cooking Method: Stove Top

Ingredients

1 lb elbow macaroni, cooked al dente
1 c white vinegar
1 c white sugar
1 c finely chopped bell pepper
1 Tbsp celery seed
2 or 3 big globs of mayo

The Cook

Helene Mulvihill Recipe
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Magnolia, TX (pop. 1,393)
WeBakeinTX
Member Since Jan 2011
Helene's notes for this recipe:
This is a family recipe from my husbands family. They owned a deli in NJ many years ago, and this is the mac salad that they made. yummm! Very big hit too!
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It can be difficult to replicate the flavor and texture of authentic deli mac... but this recipe pulls it off beautifully!

Directions

1
heat vinegar and sugar on stove until sugar is disolved, cool
2
toss vinegar sugar mixture with macaroni. refridgerate in freezer bags for several hours to allow it to set
*NOTE* After soaking its possible for there to be some excess sugar/vinegar mixture, if you find it to be very soupy you can toss it into a collander for a minute to drain some off.
3
toss macaroni with peppers and celery seed, add mayo to taste. yummmo!
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user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Jan 20, 2011
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user Sherry Word msword - Jan 20, 2011
Thaks Helene, I will have to try this one. :)
user Sherry Word msword - Jan 20, 2011
I will post mine as soon as I talk to my dad, he doesn't really measure anything, so I will have to get a rough idea on how much of each ingredient he uses...this is where I get my cooking from, I don't measure either, I just through it all together. LOL! So my food is always different when I eat it, unless I actually have a recipe to follow. :)
user Jane McMillan janenov46 - Jan 20, 2011
Thanks, your secret is safe with me. Saved this one.
user Jane McMillan janenov46 - Jan 20, 2011
I know Sherry, I have to actually stop and measure everything instead of eyballing it. I just posted my pasta salad and that is exactly just what I did.
I now have new found respect for people that post recipies, as well as the folks that take pictures, it's not as easy as it looks, and is a lot of work.
I will take a minimum of 20 shots, and then select the best one. The camera shows things in a whole different way than your eye sees it.

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