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Cuban Potato Salad

Cuban Potato Salad created by Gay Gilmore

This was a huge hit at our wedding. It went terrifically well with the whole roast pig we did ;-)!

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12hrs 30mins
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  • Peel (or not) the potatoes and boil with a good bit of salt.
  • Drain and then cube when cool.
  • Add salad ingredients to potatoes.
  • Mix Dressing ingredients and then toss with salad ingredients& potatoes.
  • Best if let to set overnight in the refrigerator, but let sit on counter 30 minutes before serving for the flavors to be most apparent.
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"This was a huge hit at our wedding. It went terrifically well with the whole roast pig we did ;-)!"
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  1. Chef Cubanita
    Hi, where exactly did you "find" this cuban recipe? I ask b/c I am cuban american and have been eating (our) potato salad my entire life. These ingredients are not it by a pretty good longshot. I'm wondering if there is a region of the island where this is popular, however if you google for the recipe (in spanish) you will find variations of MY recipe by far before you will even stumble on any recipe calling for red potatoes and black beans (if at all) - and...habanero chile? Try NEVER. The name is misleading b/c people associate habanero with La Habana, Cuba. Nothing doing...cubans eat little to zero spicy. Carbs & starches-that's our middle name, garlic-that's our first name, spicy/chili-Uh, NO. I only said "little to zero" in case I'm wrong and there is in fact somewhere in Cuba that people came to use spicy ingredients. But as far as my entire cuban life and society from different parts of the island...no spicy, folks. That's why I'm very curious as to where and how you came across this "cuban" potato salad recipe. I'm happy to be wrong, just dying to know. Anyone who wants to put it to the test: Google "ensalada de papa (fria) cubana." Word in parentheses optional... Oh, and cultural roots aside, the recipe sounds delicious and I'll be trying it fa sho!
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  2. Emm C.
    This recipe is very similar to one I used as food catering manager as well as in our on premises coffe shop. Could not make enough! Customers special ordered it for catering functions. It requires patience while constructing but is well worth the effort. One thing I would advise: use quality ingredients which will elevate the taste. I shopped at Costco.
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  3. iris5555
    Yegads, this is a great salad. I did decrease the habanero sauce by about 1/2 and added some seasoned salt. Love all the good "stuff" that goes into the salad as it makes it extra tasty.
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  4. masterpat81
    Living in Idaho and having no idea as to what Cuban cuisine should taste like,This recipe was a great hit. We do a weekly poker evening and have a suprise cuisine night once a month. I served this along with cuban sandwichs and had an instant hit. This will definately be in the front of my recipe box from now on.
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  5. Glutton
    Perfect. I made it as a side for my chicharrones de pollo - todo esta bien!!! It totally complimented the chicken and the broccoli I served with it. The dijon mustard and habanero sauce gave it a kick to distinguish it from regular potato salad....I will definitely make this again. Thanks, so much, Gay Gilmore.
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