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Defrosting in cold water

A Faster Way To Thaw Potato Salad - In Cold Water

Follow these steps if you’re short on time. The time to defrost depends on the amount of potato salad in the container or plastic bag.
Defrosting Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American


  • A large bowl OR a sink
  • Cold water


  • Fill a sink or bowl with cold water.
  • Place the container or bag of frozen potato salad into the cold water.
  • Replace the water with fresh cold water every 30 minutes. The potato salad should be defrosted after 1 hour, but it may need more time depending on how much is being defrosted.
  • Once the salad has defrosted, stir it a few times to re-incorporate the ingredients. Serve chilled.
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