Russian Potato & Ham Salad (Olivie)
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by Olga, on April 15, 2014

Cook Time: 15
Servings: 6-8


1 pound ham or pack of Franks
3 potatoes
5 hard boiled eggs
3 carrots
1/2 (15oz) can of sweet peas
1/2 half of fresh English cucumber
2-3 small pickles
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1/2 cup of sour cream
1 pink lady apple (optional)
1/2 cup shredded cheese (optional)

This delicious Russian salad became a traditional dish almost in every home for every Holiday or celebration.
You can replace some ingredients in the recipe and it won’t go wrong. For example a ham can be replaced with sausages or cooked chicken meat. Even smoked sausage will bring a unique flavor.
Canned peas can be replaced with frozen peas, thawed in warm water and drained.


Cook potato and carrot in a boiling water for 20-30 min, or until cooked but firm.
Separately cook eggs for 12 minutes then cool them down in icy water.


Let vegetables and eggs cool down completely before cutting them.
Using a vegetable cutter,  dice all vegetables, eggs  and ham.


Combine all ingredients and peas in a bowl.
I also like to add one diced apple and 1/2 cup of shredded cheese (optional).

Add mayonaise, sour cream and gently mix all together.  Add salt to taste, if needed.


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