Classic potato salad

Classic potato salad

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Scandinavian Comfort Food
Serves
4
Photographer
Columbus Leth

Potato salad in summer, made with new potatoes, is a favourite among most people in Scandinavia. I like new potatoes and eat them often during the season. If they are newly dug, I don’t need anything with them other than some salted butter and dill – a sublime meal, but here I have used them in a more elaborate way. There is traditional Danish recipe for warm potato salad just with cooked onions and vinegar, which is quite sweet, and this is my modern version of it.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
600g new potatoes, unpeeled, such as Jersey royals
2 sweetcorn cobs
1 small red onion
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
50g mustard leaves
1 small bunch basil, leaves only

For the dressing

Quantity Ingredient
4 tablespoons white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons Mayonnaise
4 tablespoons chopped dill
2 tablespoons creme fraiche
2 tablespoons capers, chopped
sea salt
freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Mix all the ingredients for the dressing together, with salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
  2. Wash the potatoes and slice them. Cook in boiling, salted water for 5–8 minutes or until tender but still holding their shape.
  3. While the potatoes are boiling, slice the kernels off the sweetcorn cobs by cutting vertically down each side of the cobs so all the kernels fall off. Thinly slice the onion into rings. Put the corn kernels in a pan with the onion slices and vinegar and boil for 2–3 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes. While they’re still warm, mix with the red onion and corn kernels, then mix in the dressing. Finally, mix in the mustard and basil leaves. Serve right away while still warm.
Tags:
Scandinavian
Danish
Swedish
comfort food
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