Japanese Style Potato Salad

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This smooth and creamy Japanese style potato salad is packed with crunchy carrots, refreshing cucumber and crispy bacon then seasoned with Japanese condiments to make it the ultimate crowd-pleaser! It's perfect for parties, sides or bento boxes!

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Japanese Style Potato Salad

Yield

4 servings

Type

side

Time

1 hour

Level

easy

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what you'll need:

» Potatoes » Salt » Carrot » Cucumber » Bacon » Japanese mayonnaise » Black pepper » Sugar » Sesame oil » Dried parsley

Boil potatoes

Wash and peel the potatoes, then cut them into thirds or quarters and place them in a pot of cold water. Bring to a boil, lower to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes.

1

Cut the cucumber and carrot

Peel the carrot and slice it, then cut the slices into quarters. Cut the cucumber into 1-2mm slices.

2

Soak cucumber

Soak the cucumber slices in a bowl of cold water seasoned with a pinch of salt. Set aside for later.

3

Fry bacon

Cut the bacon into squares and preheat a frying pan on medium-high. Once hot, add oil and fry the bacon until crispy. Once cooked, remove from the heat and set aside.

4

Parboil carrots

Once the potatoes have been boiling for 12-15 minutes, add the carrots. Continue to simmer for 5 minutes or until you can pierce the potatoes with a fork.

5

Mash potatoes

Drain the pot of water and divide the carrots and potatoes. Mash the potatoes in a large mixing bowl until smooth.

6

Add carrots and bacon

Add the crispy bacon and parboiled carrots to the bowl and mix well.

7

Add cucumber

Next, drain the water from the cucumber and add them to the bowl.

8

Season & chill

Add the mayonnaise, black pepper, sugar and sesame oil to the bowl. Mix thoroughly, cover and chill for 30 minutes.

9

Serve

Serve as a side dish or add it to a bento box and enjoy!

10

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