While I’m out of town this week, Magda’s sharing her Czech Style Potato Salad…
Last month, I was in the Prague with my mom, visiting my hometown after an absence of over 42 years. It was wonderful! What a beautiful city and beautiful country.
One of the best things about visiting was all the wonderful food — foods my mom made as we were growing up. Every restaurant and deli I went to, had these deliciously familiar foods and I did indulge. Many of the foods are quite heavy and best eaten in the deep cold of winter (though I could not resist even in the beautiful weather that we has), but there are some wonderful dishes for warm weather as well. Today, I share a recipe for Czech Style Potato Salad that I have been making since I was a little girl. My trip to Prague confirmed that it is indeed Czech style and not unique to my mother’s kitchen.
Czech Style Potato Salad
Yield – 6 servings
Preparation Time – 10 minutes (+chill overnight)
Cooking Time – 20 minutes
- 5 medium potatoes
- 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
- 1/2 cup frozen mixed vegetables, cooked
- 1 dill pickle, finely chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 cup Miracle Whip light
- 1 tablespoon mustard
- 125 grams ham kolbassa, finely diced
- Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 20 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Drain.
- Peel, cool and chop into 1/4″ chunks.
- Slice the kolbassa and then cut into small squares.
- Chop the pickles.
- Transfer potatoes to a large bowl, and toss with the onion, vegetables, pickle, and kolbassa. Stir gently.
- Add the mayonnaise, mustard, salt and pepper and stir gently until evenly coated. Chill several hours or overnight before serving for best flavour.
- Taste and adjust seasoning just before serving.
This potato salad is a great lunch on its own, with a Schnitzel, barbecued anything or with a sandwich. Enjoy!
Magda Stryk Therrien is a wife, mother and daughter who tries (and sometimes even succeeds) to be frugal. She also loves to make things: dinner, artwork, books, crafts, etc. She is starting to blog about these efforts at magdamakes.wordpress.com and at magdamakeswithkids.wordpress.com.