Thursday, December 15, 2011

Potato Salad, Kiwi Style

Over the last week or so I have been travelling through New Zealand, attempting to be a summer tourist in my own country, but the weather has different plans. So oddly enough, it was warmer way down south than it is up north right now, where I am followed from place to place by grey clouds and rain. I have barely begun to delve back into all of the amazing food that is just a matter of course for those living here, but while still in Invercargill I did have the chance to make a big bowl of potato salad, proper kiwi style, which is very different to the Irish version (which is really mashed potato, served cold) and the German version. Ours is delicious, but what I've written below is my own slight adaptation on account of using up the ingredients I had to hand. You can either use new potatoes or old, new are yummiest but all potatoes are good!
New Zealand Potato Salad

Potatoes - about 1 kilo
1/2 red onion
4 rashers bacon
1 cup mayonaise
2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
One small bunch of spring onions
1 cup fresh peas (you don't have to add peas, but I like to, because they are yummy)
1 avocado (this is also my own addition because it was getting too ripe and needed to be used up but it was good so I am including it)

First, you need to dice the potatoes into small pieces (but not too small!), throw them in a pot. cover them with water and boil them until they are only just cooked (about 15 minutes, depending on how many potatoes you are cooking). They should be cooked but not soft or mushy, because you want them to hold their shape.

While the potatoes are cooking, dice the bacon and red onion, then add them to a pan and cook them a little, until the onion is soft. Set these aside and when the potatoes are done, drain them and place them in a large bowl. Add the bacon, onion, spring onion and peas.

In a separate bowl, mix together the mayonaise, mustard and avocado, mashing the avocado until everything is well combined. Then pour this over the potatoes, mix it all together well and you are finished! Now you just have to try to stop everybody from picking at it before it is to be served!

No comments:

Post a Comment

Hi there wonderful reader! If you've liked what you see here or have anything to say whatsover, please do so because I would love to hear from you!