My moms Russian salad
Sometimes when certain days get closer, you think about food that would suite the occasion. Thats what happened when I was thinking about new years eve. I don’t want to make too much of a fuss, but still want things on the table we can snack on all night. I was thinking in the Surinamese spirit for new years, which means normally you’d bbq with family and friends. Its far too cold to go outside, so why not bring the bbq inside. Hehehehe I can hear you think, but no we are going to compromise with making chicken wings in the oven and I am adding some bread with garlic butter and of course a Russian salad. Here in Holland, traditionally we have “oliebollen (some type of donut fritters) and appelflappen (some sort of baked apple pie)” for new years eve, so those are on the table as well. The recipe I am sharing with you guys is based on the Russian Salad my mom always makes for us. She never really knows the exact measurements, so today I wrote it down, never to be forgotten.
I hope you all are spending new years eve in a relaxed and fun environment with lots of good food. Thank you all for coming back and reading the posts here. See you back in 2015 (wow that means in 2 days!!!)
Recipe for a Russian Salad
500 gr pealed potatoes
200 gr (140gr net weight) can with peas, carrots and corn
35 gr pickles
1/2 Elstar apple
7 TBsp Mayonnaise
2 tsp Sugar
Salt and Pepper
Boil your potatoes till they are fully cooked and puree them.
Finely cut your pickles and apple.
In a mixing bowl, add in potato puree, mayonnaise and sugar and mix well.
Add in the can with peas, carrots and corn, pickles, apple and mix well.
Season with salt and pepper.
Taste and add in a bit more sugar.
Let is sit for about 10 minutes and taste it again. Season with salt, pepper and sugar.
In my homecountry Suriname people sometimes add in a boiled and finely cut up beet to give it a nice pink color.