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Last updated: Mar 4, 2014 — Published: Mar 4, 2014 — By: Anita — 4 commentsA basic Japanese potato salad that is creamy and delicious. With tips and tricks to create the perfect salad. And with optional add-ons to customize your salad.
I really love Japanese potato salad, one of the creamiest and eggiest salad there is. This is also one of the best incarnations of potato salads! Just like most potato salads, this is filled with eggs and mayonnaise. So, if you are watching your diet, maybe enjoy this salad only once in a while okay?
To serve four people, you will need:
Best potatoes for potato salad
For potato salad, it is best to choose waxy potatoes. Some of the best potatoes to use include:
Use Japanese mayonnaise if possible
To prepare an authentic Japanese salad, it is best if you can use Japanese mayonnaise. My favorite brand is Kewpie mayonnaise, though I have seen other brands sold in my Asian market too.
In a pinch, you can also try making your own Japanese mayonnaise too with this formula:
1 cup regular mayonnaise + 2 tablespoon Japanese rice vinegar + 1 tablespoon sugar
Or, if you wish for a more complex flavor, and decidedly a more complicated recipe for homemade Japanese mayonnaise, you can try Serious Eats Japanese style mayonnaise recipe.
My recipe for this potato salad is really basic. If you wish you can try adding several of these to your salad:
The trick to a lovely potato salad is to make sure there is no excess liquid. And here are some of my tips to achieve this:
If you follow these tips, your potato salad will not be runny at all.
Potato salad is great as is, or you can spread this on bread and make potato salad sandwiches. Many Japanese bento boxes also include potato salad, so be sure to make this when you plan on having a full-course Japanese meal in your home. ♥
5.0 from 2 reviews
Author: Anita Jacobson
Categories: Salad Vegetarian
Ingredients: Egg Vegetables
Prep Time: 30 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 45 mins