Sunday, 27 August 2017

Semi Japanese Potato Salad

Carole's Chatter: Semi Japanese Potato Salad

Sorry, but I'm still on a Japanese kick.  The Japanese do have a particular way of doing potato salad.  Mine uses the flavours but not the techniques.  A Japanese potato salad is based on mashed potato – which I just couldn't get my head around.

So I cooked up some potatoes (waxy ones) until they were tender and then drained them thoroughly.

While the potatoes were cooking I finely julienned half a carrot.  I cut up half a zucchini very finely as well.  The Japanese would use cucumber.

The dressing is made up of lots of Kewpie mayonnaise – a lovely mayonnaise I now prefer.  Add a tablespoon of rice vinegar, a spoonful of sugar, salt and pepper and I also used a touch of wasabi paste (which the Japanese would not)

The salad benefits from being left to rest for a while.  I enjoyed the results.  Creamy but not too cloying.

I tried to get a bit arty with the photo but it didn't turn out that well – it was under artificial light which is never a good start and the plating was, in the end, a bit weird.


  1. I'm always on the lookout for a good potato salad recipe.

  2. Mashed potato salad always seems weird to me. I was shocked the first time it was served, which was at a roadside diner long ago when there weren't so many chain restaurants that would be predictable if mediocre. You made me curious -- I'm going to look up real Japanese potato salad!

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  3. My mother in law makes regular potato salad from mashed potatoes. My hubby loves it but I find it a little odd.

  4. I too am always interested in potato salad recipes -- I like to change up the flavors and ingredients.

  5. I've had German, French, and Polish potato salad. This is a totally new twist on potato salad for me. Sounds very interesting


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