Korean Potato Salad

by Beyond Kimchee on August 10, 2012 · 17 comments

Korean Potato SaladHonestly.., there is nothing Korean about it in this Potato salad.

Then why do I call it Korean?

Well…, because I had this kind of potato salad only in Korean restaurants and I always loved it. Velvety smooth mashed potatoes with crunch vegetables and hint of sweetness coming from the honey and raisins, this Korean Potato Salad was just perfect to top on my toasts for a simple lunch.

Be creative with what you can add to the salad for your liking. It will make a wonderful finger food to any gatherings. See how pretty they look…!

 

 

Only 4 ingredients to make dressing.

 

Mix all together. Set aside.

 

Cook your potatoes until fork tender.

 

Remove seeds from the cucumber. You ain’t want your salad to be soggy.

 

Slice them into 1/4″ strips. Sprinkle some salt and let it sit for 15 minutes. That will withdraw some moisture.

 

Rinse once and squeeze out.

 

Chop…

 

Chop some ham and red pepper…

 

Chop 3 hard boiled egg whites, too. Reserve the egg yolks.

 

Mash your potatoes. I wouldn’t mash too much. A little potato chunks here and there would be nice.

 

Add all your chopped friends to the bowl and pour the dressing over.

 

Add the raisins.  No like raisins? Leave it out, then.

 

Mix well, Maxwell!

 

Use your reserved egg yolk this way. Sieve through a mesh strainer to get this beautiful yellow crumbs.

 

And sprinkle over your potato salad.

Voila! That was easy! Look how pretty that is, totally Gangnam style…!

 

Recently my family has been enjoying the “Gangnam Style” music video by K-pop singer Psy.
(Gangnam is popular shopping and entertainment area of Seoul)

Yeah, my little daughter is getting pretty good at the funny horse dance now.
I call her, “Eunni(언니) Gangnam style!”  ㅋㅋ  :)

 

Hope you can give this Korean Potato Salad a try.

Have a fabulous weekend, …with the *Gangnam style*!!!

 

Korean Potato Salad

Korean Potato Salad

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 6 small servings

Ingredients

1 lb (450g) potatoes (yukon or russet)
1/2 cucumber, sliced in half lengthwise and seeded
1/3 cup red pepper minced
1/3 cup ham chopped
1/4 cup raisins, optional
3 hard boiled eggs
3 tablespoon mayonnaise
4 tablespoon plain yogurt (Greek style preferred)
2 tablespoon honey
3/4 teaspoon salt
dashes white pepper, optional

Directions

  1. Cook potatoes in boiling water until fork tender and let them cool and peel off the skim, set aside.
  2. Cut the cucumber to 2-3 sections and slice each log into thin strips, sprinkle a few pinches of salt over and toss together. Set a side for 15 minutes to withdraw moisture. Rinse once and squeeze out the water. Chop them finely into small chunks. Set aside.
  3. Chop egg whites into small pieces. Reserve yolks.
  4. In a small mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, yogurt, honey and salt & pepper, mix well.
  5. In a large mixing bowl mash the potatoes briefly, add the cucumber pieces, ham, red pepper, egg white pieces, and the raisins. Pour the dressing over and mix well with a spatula. Chill your salad.
  6. In a coarse mesh strainer, place the reserved egg yolks and press them down with a spoon. You will get the yellow egg yolk crumbs.
  7. Place the salad in the serving platter and spoon over the yolk crumbs all over.
  8. Serve cold or at room temperature.
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Esther August 10, 2012 at 9:07 am

This is very interesting Holly. I always thought korean potato salad is very similar to the japanese potato salad, just mashed egg with potato, chopped cucmber and kewpie mayo. This is very different, love the sieved egg yolk idea ;). Thanks for sharing, will definitely try to make this.

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Holly August 10, 2012 at 9:17 am

Thanks Esther. I wouldn’t be so surprised if Korean and Japanese salads taste similar.

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Sook August 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

This looks amazing!

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Tammy Quackenbush August 10, 2012 at 1:54 pm

The Korean restaurant in my area also makes a potato salad that’s on the sweet side a little bit. I recreated it on Youtube a few years ago but their version didn’t include raisins.

I think hubby will like like this very much. :)

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Holly August 10, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I like the sweet bites from the raisins. It is quite unusual in potato salads but I like it.

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Erica S. August 10, 2012 at 2:29 pm

HAHA…your “Gangnam style” comment totally cracked me up! That music video is hilarious, isn’t it?! Some friends and I did a parody of it to cheer up one of our Korean friends who is recovering from a bad accident…and now I always have that song stuck in my head!

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Holly August 10, 2012 at 2:37 pm

It is addictive. I crack up every time I watch.

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Holly August 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm

I would love to see your parody version. It is so nice of you to cheer your friend that way. That song has been stuck in my head for the past few days too.

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Erica S. August 10, 2012 at 10:45 pm

hehe, i would love to share the video, but my friends might refuse to be my friends anymore if i shared it… all i can say is that it is now very good blackmaterial ^_^

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Holly August 11, 2012 at 6:19 am

Ha ha!

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Ann Mah August 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm

Yum! I might have to make this just so I can have a potato salad sandwich!

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Maria August 11, 2012 at 2:42 am

Hi! Just ran across your site! I’m Korean, but hadn’t had this potato salad until I went to a restaurant a few months ago. In their version they add sweetness with chohpped apples-the additional crispness adds some nice texture!

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Holly August 11, 2012 at 6:18 am

I have eaten the salad with apples, too. That adds nice crispness. You have to finish the salad the same day, though, because the apples can make the salad soggy after a while

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kitchenriffs August 13, 2012 at 3:51 am

Nice variation on potato salad. I like the idea of mashing up the potatoes, and you’ve added some ingredients that aren’t in any of the potato salads I typically make. Very nice recipe – thank you.

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Nami | Just One Cookbook August 16, 2012 at 6:42 am

Korean potato is very similar to Japanese potato, but I LOVE your egg york trick – SUPER pretty!!!! And not to mention, I love your potato salad bowl. I miss having special bowls like that we can find everywhere in Japan. :-)

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Holly August 16, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I know. I love Asian style pottery-ware and wish to find some here but not much luck. I got that bowl in Korea. Isn’t it nice?

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Nancy Picky Girl September 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

Hi! Just found your blog. The comment about Gangnam style is funny-understandable. Recently tried spicy cold buckwheat noodles in broth at a local Korean spot in So.Cal.
Soo good. Do you have something simular?
Kham sa hap ne da! :-)

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