The days of sand and sea seem so distant now … Although only a week has passed.
To get the blogging rhythm back on track I chose a simple and fresh recipe to accompany these hot summer days. This salad is perfect to accompany the fabulous barbecue I’m sure many of you are having.
I guess there are many variations of German salad, but this time I followed one of my favorite cookbooks, “La comida de la familia” (The Family Meal: Home Cooking with Ferran Adria) by Ferran Adria. As usual, its recipes and directions are perfect and the result guaranteed.
This salad reminds me of one that the women in my family (my mother, my aunt and my grandmother) used to make back in Panama; a simple potatoes salad, turns into something special by adding diced apple to give it a crunchy texture and beet, which mixed with the mayonnaise turns it into a beautiful pink delight to the sight and taste. I have to ask for the other ingredients though, because I can’t remember them …. Hmm.
I hope you’re enjoying the summer and alleviating the heat with sea and pool bathing and long after-dinner talks under the night sky.
- 2 tablespoons fresh chives
- 2 spring onions
- 180 g of frankfurters
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream
- 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
- 1.2 kg of new potatoes
- 6 pickles (medium)
- 2 tablespoons capers in vinegar
- 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- Salt and black pepper
Cut spring onions into small cubes and pickles and sausage into thin slices.
Peel potatoes and cut into medium size dices.
With a whisk, mix mayonnaise, cream and mustard. Add a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Place potatoes, onions, pickles, capers and frankfurters. Pour the sauce and mix, ensuring that the potatoes do not break. Add more salt and pepper if desired and garnish with chopped chives on top.
Is good to be back!