Japanese Potato Salad
Looking for a side dish to make for a party or would just like to learn how to cook Japanese food? I'm releasing my recipe for Japanese potato salad! I had potato salad a lot when I was in Japan and always miss it. I would get it mostly at convenience stores or in bento boxes. Now I can have it whenever I want, and so can you! This is super easy.
Total cooking and preparation time: about 2 hours
Servings: about 15 to 20 people (depending on portion size)
-5 lb sack of potatoes (~13 potatoes)
*Don't not use red potatoes. The consistency and taste will differ.
-3 oz bag of baby carrots
-1 white onion
-30 fl oz jar of mayonnaise
-chicken flavor granules
-Wash off all the potatoes in warm water.
-Steam potatoes until a fork can stick into it without getting stuck.
-While potatoes are steaming, peal the cucumber’s skin.
-Cut the cucumber in half, long ways.
-Scoop out the seeded middle of the cucumber halves with a spoon.
-Cut the cucumber halves into ¼ inch crescent moons, and then cut those crescent moons in half.
-Chop up half of the onion into small pieces.
-Once the potatoes are done steaming, place less than half the bag of baby carrots into the pot or steamer to steam (this will take less time than the potatoes).
-Peel potatoes and place them into a big mixing bowl.
-Cut up potatoes into cubes with a big, sharp chef knife.
-Once carrots are done steaming, cut them into ½ centimeter circles.
-Pour the whole jar of mayonnaise into the mixing bowl and fold the potatoes into the mayo with a big mixing spoon.
-Pour in the chopped cucumber, onion, and carrots into the mixing bowl and fold them into the potato/mayo mixture.
-Sprinkle 2 tsps (or to your taste) of chicken flavor granules into the mixing bowl and fold it in.
-Sprinkle salt and pepper into the mixture to your liking (I sprinkled both in twice after folding it in the first time).
-Let the potato salad sit in the frig for an hour to get cold, and then it’s ready to eat.
|Made Japanese potato salad for my Japanese culture club in college.|
Fed a classroom of students. And some even got seconds. It's a club favorite.
Super simple, and it's healthier than a lot of other potato salads I know. If you have any specific questions about the directions or about the recipe leave a comment below.
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