Lately I have craved different recipes cooked by my grandmothers. Even though I do not have written recipes, I remember flavors and seeing the way my grandmother prepared these tasty dishes.
Despite the name of the salad, I am not half Russian and it is not a Russian recipe. 🙂 This is not a typical potato salad or usually a salad served at a picnic. My Chilean grandmother made this very often accompanied with Carne Asada, or savory grilled beef and a tomato salad with marinated onions and parsley. My recipe turned out very nice! I think my grandmother would be very proud of me!
Ensalada de Papa Rusa (Russian Potato Salad)
8 red potatoes
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup olive oil
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tsp ground pepper
1 cup parsley, chopped
Boil the potatoes whole for 15 minutes. Then add the carrots with the potatoes and cook additional 10 minutes. Stick a knife in the potatoes to test if cooked. Drain the water and cool the vegetables. As soon as their warm to the touch, peel the skin off the potatoes and carrots. Cut the potatoes in 1 inch cubes and dice the carrots. Add the rest of the ingredients and refridgerate for 1-2 hours. The salad CAN be eaten when finished but it tastes better cooled.