Russian Potato Salad

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Total Time
1hr
Prep
40 mins
Cook
20 mins

A year or so ago I was at a salad luncheon and there was a large bowl of this salad. It looked kind of strange with the pickles and peas and hot dogs, and not very many people had tried it. So I dedided to be brave and generous, as I hate when I return home with a great majority of my "potluck" offering still in my own dish. It ended up being my favorite salad there, and I returned home with some of the leftovers. It had been prepared by a Russian friend of mine, and is apparently a pretty typical salad there. As with "American" potato salad each family probably prepares it a little differently. This is similar to 295319, but I think there are enough differences to post it. When my friend prepares it she dices everything super tiny. I just sort of chop everything. It tastes the same, but has a different texture. It is a little labor intensive, but I think if you're making potato salad from scratch that is to be expected, and this recipe is totally worth the time.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Place potatoes and carrots in large pot and cover with water.
  2. Bring to a boil and cook for 10 minutes.
  3. Add hot dogs and eggs (in shell) and boil for an additional 10 minutes.
  4. Drain water and set potatoes, carrots, hot dogs, and hard boiled eggs aside to cool slightly.
  5. While waiting chop the pickles and add to a large serving bowl.
  6. Before potatoes are completely cool remove the skins, chop, and add to bowl.
  7. Chop carrots and hot dogs, and add to bowl.
  8. Drain peas and add to bowl.
  9. Peel eggs, chop, and add to bowl.
  10. Add mayonaise and salt. Mix everything together. If the potatoes are still a little warm while mixing it makes the salad extra creamy.