Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Russian Minsky Salad

I got this recipe from a Russian comedienne. It's a very hearty and piquant salad that goes well with pork dishes. It's also a good hangover remedy after vodka drinking, or so I'm told. I'm skeptical. But the salad is delicious.

Ingredients

1 lb. potatoes
1 cup mushrooms, sliced.
3/4 cup sauerkraut
1/8 cup onion, finely chopped. (We like red onion.)
2 tbsp. oil
2 tsp. vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar
pinch salt
Mix oil, vinegar and sugar. Set aside.
Boil potatoes, cool, and then slice. Add mushrooms, chopped onion and sauerkraut and mix. Add dressing and mix gently into potato mixture until all is blended. Serves 4.
The leftovers are great as a midnight snack, or you can mix it up very quickly if you have coooked potatoes in the fridge. I've be known to cook the potoatoes at 1 a.m. and make the salad from scratch.
See what Czarina Alexandra of Russia had for lunch one day in 1914.

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