Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad combines Japanese mayonnaise with potatoes and other savory ingredients for a twist on the usual deli classic.
Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad

By  Sue Lau | Palatable  Pastime

Japanese Potato Salad is my recipe of the day with the blogging group From  Our Dinner Table. We  get  together on Sundays to post recipes on  common topics. This week we are  sharing potato recipes since it is National  Potato  Month.

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Japanese Potato Salad

I had only recently become  aware of Japanese Potato Salad. Perhaps  it has been flying  under your radar as well. It’s bizarre really,  that I didn’t notice  it before.  I am generally  insanely in love with  all  potato  salads.

The flavor in this is in many ways  very American. But then  it departs. Kewpie mayonnaise  is  used in this.  And it does NOT taste like American Hellman’s or Duke’s. It’s hard to describe. Close enough if  you are in a  pinch, but just realize the flavor will be off.

Below you can see where I used it  in a homestyle bento (albeit without a lacquered box) with some sushi rolls, fried egg on  top  of steamed  rice, and Japanese Hamburgers (hanbaga) which I have posted on the blog.

Homestyle lunch bento

The potato salad uses some typical  Japanese ingredients, such as daikon and gari. It gives a different twist to the flavors but not weird or anything like that.  I like  this very much. And I am  sure you can dabble in the ingredients and add ham as some do.

I don’t really think adding egg would benefit the cause. You can omit the togarashi if you don’t have it but don’t just simply  sub black pepper. There are other ingredients in that as well. And it has its own peculiar aroma.

This salad really is a good  reason to stock  up at  your Asian  market. I  imagine  there   are  other things you’ll need as well,  so enjoy the trip.

 

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Japanese Potato Salad

Japanese Potato Salad

Sue Lau
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 18 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Course Salad
Cuisine Asian, Japanese
Servings 6
Calories 326 kcal

Ingredients
  

Potato Salad (yield one quart)

  • 1 cup Japanese mayonnaise (Kewpie brand)
  • 3-1/4 pounds Idaho russet potatoes (peeled and diced)
  • 1 cup baby carrots (chopped)
  • 4 scallions (sliced)
  • 1/2 cup grated daikon radish
  • 1 cup diced English cucumber
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pickled ginger (Gari)
  • 1/2 cup chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon nanami togarashi (Japanese pepper blend)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions
 

  • Boil potatoes and carrots together in salted water for 12 minutes, then drain.
  • Stir together with remaining ingredients, then chill several hours before serving.

Notes

From the kitchen of alatablepastime.com

Nutrition

Calories: 326kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 2gFat: 28gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 17gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 457mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 3090IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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5 responses

  1. I’m looking for the Kewpie mayo. When I find it, I will make this to go in the salad along with the Japanese hamburger. I’ll put up a review but I already know it will be wonderful.

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