Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Maionese: Brazilian Potato Salad

Someone asked me to show my side gate and are a couple photos of it.  Click for a better look.

 It's amazing what can be done with iron.

 I have some Brazilian friends that I have been cooking for.  One of them told me she gets cravings for Brazilian food and there is no where to get any.  One of the things I made for them is this Brazilian potato salad called, maionese.  It is very similar to Russian salad which I have shown before.  To make this salad, you have to have lots of patience...or use frozen pre-cut vegetables. These are the carrots I bought at the farmer's market on Saturday. What a difference between local organic and grocery store GMO both in taste and appearance.

 Each vegetables has to be cubed to as close to the same size as possible. Then you boil them until they are al dente.

 I added fresh green beans which you don't always find in the Russian version.

 This took hours between dicing and cooking. These are the red potatoes and fresh eggs I got at the market.

I also added some of my corn which was frozen from last summer.  Time to turn over the stash because this year's corn is about to be ready!  Maionese calls for green olives rather than the pickles which are in the Russian version.  This is one of the most delicious salads ever!  You can find the recipe here:  http://octoberfarm.blogspot.com/2011/02/russian-salad.html
To make it Brazilian, just add green beans and green olives.