Playing with German and Lithuanian Potato salad
Today it's Shrove Tuesday and as traditions go we should eat at least seven times because the other seven weeks will be leaner... And who really like to eat and eat a lot and really heavy food... if not Germans. Just think of their Oktoberfest! But today it's not October, it's February and here's what I came up with...
Potato salad. When I spent nine months in Hagen, Germany, I tried this salad several times. It included boiled potatoes, sausage, parsley, onion, mayonaise and some lemon juice. Really heavy but it's quite ok for winter or a quick bite.
Lithuanians also have something like that just sausage or meat is optional, extra we add boiled carrots, pickled peas, and pickled cucumber, boiled egg. Sentimental dish, absolutely not healthy but no party without it!!! :)
What I came up with was a mixture of both: German and Lithuanian potato salad.
What we need:
4-5 medium potatoes
2-3 medium carrots
1 water glass ( about 220ml) of canned peas and sweet corn
parsley and dill
boiled chicken sausage
mayonaise and yoghurt ( to make it lighter)
salt and pepper
What we have to do:
1. Boil potatoes and carrots. Cool them and dice in square pieces.
2. Chop parsley and dill.
3. Put vegetables into a bowl in layers ( optional): potatoes, caroots, peas, again potatoes, sausage, parsley and dill, sweet corn, parsley.
4. Season with salt and pepper and add the sauce.
5. Sauce I made by chopping onion, dill and parsley. Mix them with yoghurt and light mayonaise.