Recipe by Enjolinfam
Another Romanian recipe from my Romanian friend Carmen. I love the tangy flavor of this Romanian potato salad. The pickled red bell pepper can be difficult to find. If you can't find it, Carmen suggests to just double amount of pickles as a replacement so it keeps the good sour taste. She did this when she made it for a cooking demonstration and it tasted great! The vegetarian sausages are optional, but I personally think they are a must as they give the salad great flavor.
Top Review by felinefelinuta
I make this all the time, usually with chicken. I use boiled potatoes, carrots, a bit of parsnip and maybe root of celery. I used to add peas, I haven't used them lately. You can use pickled or roasted red peppers, but it will be fine without. Dill pickles are a must, but I don't use any of the juice. I mix everything with mayonnaise and mustard, and I only use salt and pepper for spices. It turns out great! Another simple favorite is boiled beef with chopped dill pickles, mixed with mayo and a bit of mustard. Simple and tasty!
- 10 potatoes
- 7 carrots
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can peas
- 6 -7 dill pickles, regular size (or 15 of the small ones)
- 6 -7 red bell peppers, pickled (read note above if you don't have this)
- 1 1⁄8 cups mayonnaise or 1 1⁄8 cups vegan mayonnaise
- 1 tablespoon pickle juice (from the jar of dill pickles)
- 2 -3 tablespoons mustard
- salt, to taste
- spices, to taste (she likes to add different spices to it sometimes) (optional)
- 6 vegetarian sausages (they should be fried ahead and you can use real meat if you're not vegetarian)
Directions See How It's Made
- Wash the potatoes and the carrots well, then boil them unpealed until a fork can easily go in and out.
- Dice the potatoes, carrots, pickles, pickled bell peppers, and sausages.
- Mix with the rest of the ingredients (peas, dill pickle juice, mayonnaise, mustard, salt, pepper).