Swedish Potato Salad
From Inga Norberg's Good Food From Sweden and found in The Good Cook Salads. This salad is very quick to put together if your potatoes and beets are already cooked.
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- 12 ounces cold cooked potatoes, sliced (2 medium-sized potatoes)
- 2 medium cooked beets, cut into 1 inch julienne
- 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained
- 1 head lettuce, cut into long thin strips
- 2 egg yolks
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon prepared mustard
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 -2 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon caper liquid
- 1⁄4 cup heavy cream
- Mix potatoes, beets, capers and lettuce in a salad bowl.
- In another bowl, stir the egg yolks with the salt, mustard and sugar.
- Add the oil, vinegar and caper liquid gradually, stirring.
- Stir in cream.
- Pour over salad and mix well.
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My proportions may have been off, but it worked! I used 4 medium red potatoes and 4 smallish red beets. Wasn't sure if the egg yolks were supposed to be cooked or raw. I wasn't comfortable with raw eggs, so I used an equal volume of mayo. Because mayo contains eggs, right? I used a little less cream (actually 1/2 and 1/2) and a little extra vinegar. Will add some sliced green onion next time. DH liked it too = it contains beets, 'nuf said! Looking forward to left-overs tomorrow! Oh yeah, I served it over the lettuce and mixed everything up while I was eating. Made for CQ4/2017Replies 1
This salad was very good and different from the ordinary American potato salad. I really loved the addition of the beets, they added a small sweetness to the tang of the dressing. I ended up making 6 servings so I used 3 beets and I could honestly have use about 6 and it would have been even better. I too rarely make beets and it's a vegetable that we all love, so thank you for giving me an easy way to add them to our diet. The only thing that I think this recipe needed was a little salt and pepper, which I sprinkled on after plating. Thank you Dreamer! Made for team Tasty Testers for the Scandinavian round during ZWT9.Reply
I do love beets & probably don't serve them anywhere near enough, so this recipe really got hold of me! Although I did follow your recipe right on down, I did use unpeeled potatoes because we enjoy the taste & texture they give a recipe like this! Your potato salad is wonderful & we thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]Reply
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