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The Best Way To Thaw Potato Salad - In The Fridge

Never thaw a mayonnaise or sour cream-based potato salad by letting it come to room temperature. The mayonnaise or sour cream can spoil and make you sick.
Do not use a microwave to defrost potato salad.
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  • A kitchen towel OR a plate


  • Place the container(s) or freezer bag(s) of frozen potato salad onto a plate OR towel, and then into the refrigerator.
  • Leave the potato salad to thaw in the fridge overnight.
  • Once the salad has defrosted, stir it a few times to re-incorporate the ingredients. Serve chilled.
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