Today I want to share with you how to make Russian Salad Olivier - Оливье. A delicious, economical and healthy recipe.
I can't count how many times I prepare this salad. So many diners and holidays. Millions of daughters have fond memories of cooking in the kitchen with their mothers. Cooking together for holidays... my first help was to dice this salad)
So with a lot of practice, and some tips - Let's start!
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Step 1: Ingredients
- 3 potatoes
- 5 eggs
- 3 medium carrots
- 3 large pickles 1 small onion
- 1 can/300g green peas
- 350g meat (Italian Mortadela/Bologna or Russian Doktorskaya)
- Salt & Pepper
Tip: You can use boiled chicken breast or ham.
Step 2: Cook Vegetables
Cook the potatoes, carrots and eggs together in a pot. Remove eggs from boiling water after 15 min, and when the vegetables are tender take off, about 20 to 30 mins. Don't overcook the potatoes, we don't need mashed potatoes)
Tip: Vegetables are tender when a knife passes easily through center
Step 3: Drain, Allow to Cool and Peel
Tip: Adding cooked eggs to cold water for at least 15 min. makes an easier-to-peel egg
Step 4: Dice All Ingredients
Finely dice the ingredients: potatoes, carrots, eggs, onion, pickles, meat. Open and drain canned peas.
Tip: Take the same amount of eggs and potatoes(this is my mom advice), you need to feel the taste of eggs in this salad
Step 5: Putting It All Together
Take a big bowl and combine all together. Add mayonnaise, salt & pepper and gently stir salad until mixed.
Tip: If you don't have big party, keep the vegetable mix in fridge and add seasoning and mayo just for portion.
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