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Magda’s Czech Style Potato Salad

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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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 [3] and at magdamakeswithkids.wordpress.com [4].