Potato salad with quail eggs and spring onions. Romanian “oriental salad”.
Not as much a salad as a whole meal in one, this potato salad is made throughout the year in Romania. And why is it called “oriental salad”, I wasn’t able to find to this day, but it’s the name mostly used in Transylvania.
Be it quail, hen or duck eggs, be it no eggs at all for some that are fasting, red onion in winter or spring onion when available. It’s all the same, with fresh parsley or dill, with sunflower or olive oil. Make it your own by choosing whatever you like best.
- 500g potatoes
- 4 spring onions
- 6 quail eggs (2 hen eggs)
- sunflower or olive oil
- white wine vinegar
- fresh parsley or dill
- olives (optional)
- Boil the potatoes for about 7 to 10 minutes, choose waxy potatoes, and don't overcook them. Slice them thinly when cooled down.
- Boil the eggs, as hard or as soft as you like. They're usually sliced and mixed through. Mine are on top.
- Chop the onions and the parsley.
- Mix all the ingredients together dressing the potato salad with oil and vinegar, salt and pepper.
- Olives, crunchy bacon, sliced smoked sausage, and other bits, optional.
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