A Very Big Bowl Of Potato Salad Fiesta

Potato Salad

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Potato salads can be very simple to make and a very convenient meal for a working adult/parent, especially because they can be kept to chill in the fridge for up to a few days without spoiling, which means I can save myself the effort of having to heat it up before serving. The other reason why I love potato salads is that it is the kind of ‘one-bowl-contains-all-I-need’ dish – there are carbohydrates (potato), proteins (egg), calcium (sour cream), vitamins (vegetables) etc all gathered together under the same dressing. Just throw them all into a big bowl, mix them up and voila!

This is my version of potato salad that I love making, especially during the hot and humid months of May and June. I could not find red potatoes and so am using the normal brown ones instead. I have also added red apples and celery to add some crunch to the dish. However, if you so wish to have a plate of potato salad with a more consistent texture, you could easily leave these two ingredients out of the recipe and keep to a simple good old bowl of potato salad. Any time, any day.

Ingredients:

  • Potato: 6
  • Egg: 6
  • Red apple: 5, peeled & diced
  • Celery: 2 stalks, sliced
  • Spring onion: 1 stalk, chopped
  • Mayonnaise: 1 cup
  • Sour cream: 1 cup
  • Apple cider vinegar: 3 tbsp
  • Herbed salt: 2 tsp
  • Ground blackpepper: 2 tsp
  • Sugar: 2 tbsp

Method:

  1. Boil potatoes for 20 min till soft but firm. Drain, peel and dice.
  2. Boil eggs for 15 min. Drain, peel and dice 5 of them. Slice the remaining egg and set aside for garnish.
  3. Place diced potatoes, eggs, apples, celery and spring onion into a big bowl. Set aside some spring onion for garnish.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix together mayonnaise, sour cream, vinegar, salt, black pepper and sugar.
  5. Pour mayonnaise mixture into potato salad. Mix evenly.
  6. Chill overnight. Garnish with egg slices and spring onions to serve.

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Trick:

  • I added in red apples to make my salad both sweet and savoury in flavour. You could do without it, or add green apples if you prefer a slightly tangy taste as well.

Disclaimer:

  • This recipe is a self-created one. In fact, potato salads rarely have apples in them, perhaps due to the differences in taste and texture. But that’s the beauty of making salads – one can add whatever ingredients one likes into it to cater to his own taste!

Serving:
6 persons

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