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Grandma's Recipe For Winter Potato Salad

Grandma's Recipe For Winter Potato Salad

This wintertime potato salad has cabbage in it. My grandmother's recipe has a little sugar in it and is very mild. This dish makes me nostalgic for her cooking.

Ingredients: 3 to 4 servings

Potatoes
3 medium
Cabbage (outer leaves)
2 leaves
Egg (scrambled)
1 to 2
Ham
4 slices
Canned tangerine oranges (or apple)
to taste
Mayonnaise
3 to 4 tablespoons
Pepper
A generous amount
Salt for the potato boiling water
about 1 teaspoon
Sugar to massage the cabbage
1/2 to 1 teaspoon

Steps

1. Cut the potatoes up and boil in well salted water until tender. Drain, return to the pan and shake gently over low heat to evaporate the moisture. Leave to cool.
2. Finely shed the cabbage leaves, and massage with sugar. Leave to rest. Make the scrambled eggs. Drain the canned tangerine oranges and cut them up. Chop up the ham too.
3. Mix all the ingredients from Step 2 into the pot with cooled potatoes in Step 1. Add the mayonnaise and pepper, and mix well. Fold the orange in at the very end.
4. Finished. Please also take a look at my recipe for Refreshing Vinegared Potato Salad (Recipe ID: 837565).

Story Behind this Recipe

My Grandma was a great cook, and this is one of her standard recipes - an old-fashioned, nostalgia-inducing potato salad.
We didn't have cucumbers in the winter back then, so she used cabbage and added canned tangerines to make it child-friendly. The gentle sweetness is a feature of this salad.