Soak the cut potato pieces in water to remove the astringency.
Drain and then refill the pot with enough water so it is just covering the potato pieces. Add soup stock and then boil.
Once the potatoes are done, take them out and drain in a colander.
Put the potatoes in a bowl and add salt, pepper, and mayonnaise.
Mix together without mashing the potatoes too much.
Arrange your potato salad on a plate in the shape of a Christmas tree.
Add two diagonal spiral lines of broccoli on for decoration.
It looks like this from above.
Cut thin slices of carrot into star shapes and boil to decorate.
You can add tomatoes or thinly cut carrots to make it really colorful!
Story Behind this Recipe
I used Kewpie House's "Christmas Tree de Potato Salad" (Recipe ID: 686562) recipe as the base for my idea.
I leave the potatoes a bit hard and make sure not to mash them too much so you can enjoy the potato chunks in the salad. I don't have a star shaped cutter, I so cut the carrots into s by hand but it was harder than I expected.