Russian salad

Russian salad

16 ratings

Natalia, coordinator


„The creamy blend of potatoes, carrots, and ham is a popular dish in different countries. There are many variations, but this recipe is definitely top on my list.“

Difficulty

Hard 💪
90
min.
Preparation
0
min.
Baking
0
min.
Resting

Ingredients

Servings:-8+
9
eggs
250 g
pickled herring
250 g
cooked meat (e.g. pork, chicken, sausage)
8
gherkins
10 g
chives
3
potatoes (medium-sized)
2
carrots (medium-sized)
150 g
peas (frozen)
1 tbsp
mustard
300 ml
vegetable oil
1
lemon (zest and juice)
salt
pepper
ice cubes for ice bath
Metric
Imperial
  • 9  eggs
  • 250 g pickled herring
  • 250 g cooked meat (e.g. pork, chicken, sausage)
  • 8  gherkins
  • 10 g chives
  • 3  potatoes (medium-sized)
  • 2  carrots (medium-sized)
  • 150 g peas (frozen)
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • 1  lemon (zest and juice)
  • salt
  • pepper
  • ice cubes for ice bath

Utensils

  • cutting board
  • 3 bowls
  • skimmer
  • citrus press
  • 2 saucepans
  • whisk
  • cooking spoon
  • knife

Enjoy with

Müller-Thurgau, 2014
This dish calls for something fruity and light. This simple wine with reasonable acidity is the perfect partner for the salad.

Nutrition per serving

Cal
638
Protein
20g
Fat
59g
Carb
8g

Step 1/8

Add two thirds of the eggs to a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 7 – 8 min. Remove from saucepan and immediately transfer to an ice bath or rinse with cold water. Peel when cool enough to handle.
  • 6 eggs
  • ice cubes for ice bath
  • skimmer
  • saucepan

Add two thirds of the eggs to a saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 7 – 8 min. Remove from saucepan and immediately transfer to an ice bath or rinse with cold water. Peel when cool enough to handle.

Step 2/8

Slice eggs. Dice pickled herring, cooked meat, and gherkins. Finely chop chives. Peel potatoes and carrot and cut into small cubes.
  • 250 pickled herring
  • 250 cooked meat
  • 8 gherkins
  • 10 chives
  • 3 potatoes
  • 2 carrots
  • cutting board
  • knife

Slice eggs. Dice pickled herring, cooked meat, and gherkins. Finely chop chives. Peel potatoes and carrot and cut into small cubes.

Step 3/8

Add carrot cubes to a saucepan with lightly salted boiling water and blanch for approx. 3 – 4 min. Remove from water and immediately transfer to an ice bath.
  • salt
  • ice cubes for ice bath
  • skimmer
  • saucepan
  • bowl

Add carrot cubes to a saucepan with lightly salted boiling water and blanch for approx. 3 – 4 min. Remove from water and immediately transfer to an ice bath.

Step 4/8

Then, add peas to boiling water and blanch for approx. 2 – 3 min. Transfer to ice bath and allow to cool for approx. 3 – 5 min. Remove carrots and peas from ice bath and set aside.
  • 150 peas
  • skimmer
  • saucepan
  • bowl

Then, add peas to boiling water and blanch for approx. 2 – 3 min. Transfer to ice bath and allow to cool for approx. 3 – 5 min. Remove carrots and peas from ice bath and set aside.

Step 5/8

In another saucepan, bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add potato cubes and continue to cook for approx. 10 – 13 min. until cooked through. Then remove from water and set aside.
  • salt
  • skimmer
  • saucepan

In another saucepan, bring lightly salted water to a boil. Add potato cubes and continue to cook for approx. 10 – 13 min. until cooked through. Then remove from water and set aside.

Step 6/8

Separate remaining eggs and add egg yolk to a bowl. Add mustard and whisk to combine.
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tbsp mustard
  • bowl
  • whisk

Separate remaining eggs and add egg yolk to a bowl. Add mustard and whisk to combine.

Step 7/8

In a steady stream, add vegetable oil to egg yolks while stirring constantly. Whisk until fully incorporated. Then, season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  • 300 ml vegetable oil
  • ½ lemon
  • citrus press

In a steady stream, add vegetable oil to egg yolks while stirring constantly. Whisk until fully incorporated. Then, season to taste with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.

Step 8/8

Add potatoes, carrots, peas, gherkins, eggs, cooked meat, pickled herring, and chives to a large bowl. Add mayonnaise and season to taste with salt, pepper, and zest and juice of remaining lemon. Mix carefully to combine all ingredients.
  • ½ lemon
  • salt
  • pepper
  • bowl
  • cooking spoon

Add potatoes, carrots, peas, gherkins, eggs, cooked meat, pickled herring, and chives to a large bowl. Add mayonnaise and season to taste with salt, pepper, and zest and juice of remaining lemon. Mix carefully to combine all ingredients.