23 April 2011

Potato salad

To go with today’s BBQ I wanted to make potato salad. In the Vietnamese kitchen we don’t have any potato salad so I didn’t eat them growing up. But I know what I like and how to put it together. And my American sister in law made potato salad before so I had some reference.
I started cleaning some potatoes and get them to boil for a while. I also hard boiled 4 eggs. Then I thinly slicing two purple onions and heat them in the microwave for 30 seconds. Just so they wouldn’t be too raw. After that it was time to chop some picked onions and some parsley.

In a different bowl I mixed some mayonnaise with some fresh ground pepper, the egg yolks and the egg whites. I was also looking for some mustard, but couldn’t find any.
I boiled the potatoes in their skin. I never liked potato skin in a salad so when they were cooked and slightly cooled off, I removed it and chopped them in big junks. The reason why I didn’t peal the potatoes in the first pace was that I like the more sticky structure of the potatoes when you boil them with skin.
Just to give it a little bit color I sprinkled some paprika powder on top. I folded everything together and had a taste. It needed some more salt so I added about 1 teaspoon.

I just love potato salad. You can eat it room temperature or chilled. I still have a bit waiting for me in the fridge. This would be either a good breakfast or great lunch. I’m looking forward to it already.

Happy Easter everyone!


  1. Looks delicious! I always like mine with the skins still on but I'm all about adventure so I'll give this way a go next time :) Thanks for sharing!

  2. Looks delicious! Definitely looking forward to bbq and potato salad this summer!

  3. Mmm this potato salad looks so delicious and colorful! Glad to be your newest follower, great blog! :)


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