Polish Potato Salad

Once again I am totally overwhelmed by all the entries into Simple and in Season – June – the monthly blogging event here at Fabulicious Food! showcasing some of the very best seasonal produce. Some of the recipes linked-up used British local produce and some were shared from much further afield, including Dubai and the States.

I will be announcing a winner shortly and producing what I am sure will be a spectacular round-up.
In the meantime, here is my entry – a lovely comforting Polish Potato Salad made with a freshly picked selection of British new potatoes from an organic vegetable box delivered to me by Andrew at Riverford Organic – thank you Andrew! 
I am new to the veg box delivery scheme and I’ve found it to be a wonderful way to incorporate fresh, seasonal produce into our diet.  Fruit and vegetable box schemes support local farmers and as often as possible, the produce is sourced locally. You can check on Riverford Organic’s website to see whether they deliver to you and to see which farm your produce will mostly come from.  
My box came with a handy booklet of recipes, though this one is a salad made to my Mother’s recipe.  Receiving a fruit or veg box does encourage you to become quite creative in the kitchen!
We also enjoyed a lovely fresh carrot soup, salads and fajitas using the mushrooms and onions in the box. We’re working our way through the rest so I’m sure there will be more recipes to come.
The secret to this salad is to chop everything, including your peeled potatoes, into very small cubes. The egg can even be mashed with a fork. You end up with a really tasty accompaniment to an outdoor picnic or lunch. I served mine with my mum’s Polish meatballs – the best! I promise to share the recipe for those too…soon.
Polish Potato Salad
(My Mother’s Recipe)

Serves 2


6-7 peeled and cooked potatoes (new or waxy potatoes work best)
1 hard boiled egg, peeled and mashed with a fork
1 pickled gherkin, very finely chopped
1 tablespoon dill (fresh is best but dry works ok too)
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (I use a Polish brand called Winiary but any is fine)
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard


1. Add your chopped potatoes, egg, gherkin and dill into a bowl.

2. Add in the mayonnaise and mustard.

3. Stir well. The salad is best refrigerated for a short while before eating.

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  1. Hi we have some new Polish neighbours so intrigued it would be great for some more Polish recipes to appear on your blog – thanks

  2. Fabulicious Food says:

    >Yes, this one always comes out at parties! Mixed vegetable salad too and homemade coleslaw…

  3. mycustardpie.com says:

    >One of my absolute favourite party dishes of my childhood.

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