Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Red Chinese Potato Salad

In reality this recipe has nothing to do with communism. I don't even think it's remotely Oriental for that matter. I made that name up a long time ago in a poor attempt to be funny. Actually, though, the name is not entirely inaccurate. The ingredients do include red potatoes, Chinese parsley (aka cilantro or coriander), and rice vinegar. Regardless, in our family the name has stuck.

It's a great variation on the usual potato salad. Plus it is frighteningly easy to make.

Note: adjust amounts according to how much you want.

You'll need 6 boiled, medium sized red potatoes; 1/2 cup mayonnaise; 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar (the sweet version); 5 green onions; and 1/2 bunch Chinese parsley.

Cut the potatoes into large chunks (do not peel). Add to the potatoes the rough chopped Chinese parsley and sliced green onion.

In a separate bowl whisk together the mayo and vinegar until it's smooth and creamy. That should only take a minute. Pour the dressing over the potatoes and stir it all up. Place in the fridge for about 30 minutes or so. This allows the flavors to develop. Stir again just prior to serving.

You can add salt and pepper to taste, however, I don't think it needs it.


Red Chinese Potato Salad

6 boiled medium sized red potatoes
1/2 bunch Chinese parsley
5 green onions
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  1. Cut potatoes into large chunks (do not peel).
  2. Rough cut the parsley, slice the onions and add to the potatoes.
  3. Whisk together the mayo and vinegar, pour over the potatoes.
  4. Stir the whole thing together, place in fridge for about 30 minutes.
  5. Stir once more just prior to serving.

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