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    Iranian Potato Salad

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    24 hrs 50 mins

    50 mins

    24 hrs

    Bitter Moon's Note:

    A traditional Iranian dish made for special occasions. It is similar to American potato salad, but with chicken and lots of lemon. Very refreshing. A great summer side dish. Cooking time includes setting time.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Boil, bone and cool the chicken.
    2. 2
      Grate the potatoes & eggs.
    3. 3
      Tear chicken into small pieces.
    4. 4
      Mix together with mayonnaise and salt.
    5. 5
      Mold the salad to your personal preferences by starting out using 3c of mayonnaise and adding more.
    6. 6
      Do the same with the salt.
    7. 7
      When mold is to your liking, add lemon juice and mix.
    8. 8
      Cover mold with a layer of baby sweet peas.
    9. 9
      Let set in the ice box overnight.
    10. 10
      Do not eat right away or lemon juice will be too overpowering.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 24, 2009

      45

      The salad is called "Salad Olvieh" ( comes from the russian salad " Salad Olivier")the spelling might be off since the iranian letters are different.You forgot the salt pickels. Use about 4-5 medium size finely chopped pickels ( originally salt pickeld) and mix in the other ingredients. That way the mix will stick better and you need less mayonaise. Use a dollop of Mayo to smooth down the mix on a platter or in a bowl and decorate with remaining pickels and peas ( or whatever you like). Iranian housewifes are masters in the kitchen including decorating their dishes in a big way.

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    • on October 03, 2008

      45

      This is exact how my mother made for my family meal. Yummy! Just dont put too much mayo in this dish... that is my opinion...

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    • on May 08, 2008

      55

      Umm....I didn't actually eat this. I made it & left it in the fridge. When I came home it was gone but everyone said it was awesome! Made for NA*ME Dish of the Week.

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    Nutritional Facts for Iranian Potato Salad

    Serving Size: 1 (363 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 668.0
     
    Calories from Fat 339
    50%
    Total Fat 37.6 g
    57%
    Saturated Fat 6.7 g
    33%
    Cholesterol 154.7 mg
    51%
    Sodium 842.6 mg
    35%
    Total Carbohydrate 67.7 g
    22%
    Dietary Fiber 7.4 g
    29%
    Sugars 11.0 g
    44%
    Protein 17.6 g
    35%

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