Japanese potato salad? Yes, that’s right! As with many dishes, Japan has been quick to take the dish into their cuisine and make it their own. Not your typical potato salad, this dish is packed with veggies, which elevates it to a whole new dish, full of nutrients and flavor. One bite and you’ll never look at potato salad the same way again!
I’ve never been much of a potato fan, which if ironic because I eat them almost every day. I’m very particular in how I eat my potatoes, so if they aren’t perfectly made, I usually pass. Potato salad is usually one of those dishes I’m not fond of, but after I tried it Japanese style, I’m hooked!
I’ve gone a long time thinking potato salad was bland and boring, so when I came across Japanese potato salad, I was very surprised that this was the same dish! I love this potato salad because it has a little bit of everything in it. A unique blend of flavors, this salad perfectly balances a variety of ingredients to give complexity to a basic dish. Yes, it’s a potato salad, but it’s so much more!
Recipe – Japanese Potato Salad:
– Add the potato to the water and let boil for ten minutes, or until the potato is easily pierced with a fork.
– Grate the carrot, then place in a microwave safe bowl with enough water to cover. Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes to quickly cook the carrot. Drain and let cool.
– Slice each piece of bacon down the middle, then cut each piece into small chunks.
– Place the bacon in a small pan over medium high heat and cook until browned. Drain, then place on a paper towel to drain off as much fat as possible.
– Peel the egg and roughly chop into pieces.
– Once the potatoes have been cooked, drain and return to the pot. Using a fork, gently mash the potato into smaller pieces, leaving a few chunks.
– Now time to throw it all together! Simply place all of the ingredients together in a bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate until ready to eat!