Hola! to Mexican natives. As for the rest of us; here’s worlds’ complex cuisine for you, made simple for the folks to try a new recipe. Well as for the potato salads I know I think this definitely has the chunk of newness and loads of taste. Here’s what Yucatan is: it’s a Mexican state carrying Mayan ruins; a history. As for food and history is just going to bring a glamorous appearance to your plate.
Russet Potatoes widely grown in North America; the mealy kind is the main ingredient making all the difference to your recipe. Sweet pickle, olives and hard eggs are the right kind of ‘icing to your cake’. So here’s a little difference in your regular Potato Salad; a Yucatan Potato Salad.
How much time it will take:
Ingredients for Yucatan Potato Salad:
|Russet potatoes (peeled and cubed)||6 units|
|Poblano Chile peppers||2 units|
|Hard cooked eggs (chopped)||3 units|
|Chopped celery||Half cup|
|Chopped white onion||Half cup|
|Sweet pickles (chopped)||3 medium units|
|Green olives (sliced)||12 units|
|Lime juice||¼ cup|
|Vegetable oil||1 cup|
|Ground black pepper||½ tsp|
|Mustard powder||1 tsp|
Important notes about ingredients:
- Russet Burbank is a potato cultivar with dark brown skin and few eyes that is the most widely grown potato in North America. A russet type, its flesh is white, dry, and mealy.
- The Poblano (Capsicum annuum) is a mild chili pepper originating in the state of Puebla, Mexico.
- Sweet pickle refers to a sweet-and-sour pickled cucumber.
How to make Yucatan Potato Salad | Recipe
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Place the potatoes into a saucepan, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain.
- Place the peppers into the oven so that they sit directly on the rack. Roast, turning every 10 minutes or so, until evenly charred. Place in a paper bag to sweat, then remove the peel when they are cool enough to handle. Remove the stem and seeds, and chop.
- In a large bowl, combine the still warm potatoes, peppers, eggs, celery, onion, sweet pickles and olives. In a smaller bowl, whisk together the lime juice, vegetable oil, salt, pepper and mustard powder. I like to use a high speed mixing wand to help it emulsify. Pour over the potato salad, and stir to coat. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve.
Now you are ready to savor the newness in your regular dish with a touch of mexico and history. Put together a delightful salad in days not so energetic; bring joy to life.
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