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The Authentic Potato Salad | 自家製ポテトサラダ

 

I think….’Men just love potato salad’.

At least most Japanese men whom I’ve come across love potato salad and if they are honest enough, macaroni salad too. Somehow they are shy to confess, they love both – is it because it scars their macho-ism? Is this an international thing or is is just Japanese men?

Anyway, the potato salad is no big surprise but a just a secret tip of mine – adding consomme powder when boiling the potato adds a great deal of flavor. I think it just makes it more tasty.

Great yet for summer barbecues and gatherings.  A dish both men and kids love. Give it shot!

 

メンズの殆どがポテトサラダが大好きだと言うのを発見したのはかなり大人になってからの事。たいがいのメンズは『ポテトサラダ』と『マカロニサラダ』は大好き!と告白された時は芋類が大好きな女子にはちょっと衝撃的な嬉しい告白でした。

ポテトサラダとは言え、、、心なく作ってしまうと必ず苦情が出る品です。今回は『人参がかたい』とか『ポテトがちょっと』とか、、我家の主はふっくらとしたマッシュポテトの一歩手前のポテトサラダが大好きみたいで、わたしはどちらかというとちょっとポテトの形が残っていた方が好き。

そんな、こんなで、、手をかけて作ってもアッ!と言う間になくなっています。明日の朝食の付け合わせにしようと企んでいたのに(笑)。

 

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The Authentic Potato Salad

  • 4 Large Potatoes (Boiled with 1 consommé cube) (Lastly add a tad of Milk)
  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1 Carrot
  • 1 Small Onion
  • 2 Bacon
  • 1 Hard Boiled Egg

 

(Dressing)

  • 3 large tablespoon Mayonnaise
  • 1 large tablespoon Yoghurt
  • 1 teaspoon French Mustard
  • 1 large tablespoon White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Teaspoon Sugar
  • Pepper to taste

 

  1. <Potatoes> Peel the potatoes and cut into quarter sizes to boil. Bring the potatoes to boil and drain the liquid once. Cover the potatoes with water and add 1 cube of consommé, boil until the potatoes are soft. Bring the heat to high heat until there is no liquid in the pot. Mash the potatoes adding a tad of milk or cream or cream powder. Set aside to cool.
  2. <Cucumber and Onions> In a separate bowl, slice into thin 1 mm slices, sprinkle a tad of salt until the water from the vegetable starts to rise. Wash with cucumber and onions with water and squeeze the water to set aside.
  3. <Carrots> Slice the onions into 2mm slices and boil until the carrots are nice and soft. Set aside to cool.
  4. <Bacon> Cut the bacon into 1mm slices and fry the bacon until brown and crispy.
  5. <Hard Boiled Egg> Boil for over 10 minutes.
  6. Once all the ingredients are cool, in a large bowl combine the all the vegetable ingredients and bacon with the dressing ingredients.
  7. Add the hard boiled egg cut into a quarter size last, to decorate.
  8. Potato salad will store for 2-3days in the refrigerator.

The Authentic Potato Salad | 自家製ポテトサラダ

  • ポテト・・・・・・・・・・大4本 (茹でる時にコンソメキューブを使います)(最後の仕上げにミルク、クリープを入れると味が良くなります)
  • キュウリ・・・・・・・・・1本
  • 人参・・・・・・・・・・・1本
  • 玉葱・・・・・・・・・・・小1個
  • ベーコン・・・・・・・・・2枚
  • ゆで卵・・・・・・・・・・1個

(ドレッシング)

  • マヨネーズ・・・・・・・・・大匙3強
  • ヨーグルト・・・・・・・・・大匙1
  • フレンチ粒マスタード・・・・小匙1
  • 白ワインビネガー・・・・・・大匙1強
  • 砂糖・・・・・・・・・・・・小匙1
  • 塩・・・・・・・・・・・・・小匙1
  • 胡椒・・・・・・・・・・・・適量

 

  1. (ポテト)ジャガイモは皮を剥き、1/4にカットし、沸騰してアクがでてきたらお湯を一端捨ててゆがきます。ジャガイモがかぶる水をいれ、コンソメキューブをいれて、柔らかくなるまで茹でます。
  2. (キュウリとタマネギ)別々のボウルに薄切りにし、塩をふりかけ水が上がってくるのを待ちます。水気を帯びて柔らかくなってきたら水で洗い、固く絞っておきます。
  3. (人参)薄切りにして柔らかくなるまで茹でます。
  4. (ベーコン)2ミリ程度に切り、弱火でカリカリになるまで炒めます。焦がさない様に注意。
  5. (卵)ゆで卵は約10分程度、水から茹でて作っておきます。
  6. (合体)全部の食材のあら熱が取れたら、大きなボウルにゆで卵以外は合わせます。ドレッシングも入れ混ぜ、味を見ながら調整をしていきます。
  7. 最後に飾り付けも含め、茹で卵を4分の1に割り、盛りつけます。
  8. ポテトサラダは冷蔵庫に2〜3日は保管できますので作りおき惣菜としては便利です。

5 Comments

  1. I love potato salad too. This recipe sounds fabulous and of course the picture shows that.
    But of all the potato salads, I love the Japanese style ones (a little on the sweet side) the best.
    Will you please post Japanese potato salad someday? Pretty please? 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • This is very close to a typical Japanese potato salad but here is a recipe which uses the typical Kewpie Mayonnaise which the majority of Japanese household uses. The Kewpie Mayo already has most all of the ingredients including vinegar and using this Mayo as a dressing with salt and pepper to taste will become a very typical Japanese potato salad.

      Here are the ingredients for your reference (which Kewpie claims to be an authentic potato salad)
      • 2 Large Potatoes (the potato is more finely mashed than mine)
      • 1/4 Cucumber
      • 1/4 Carrot
      • 1/4 Small Onion
      • 2 slices ham
      • 5 large tablespoon Mayonnaise (Kewpie)
      • Salt and Pepper to taste (Sugar is upon preference)

      FYI, i hope this helps.

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