I have finally gotten around to making my famous, most favourite potato salad (in the world!) recipe entirely in the Thermomix!
I used to make such a mess preparing this one with a big pot of water, a frypan, chopping boards, another pot for boiling eggs, grater, a bowl and spoons for mixing my dressing...the list goes on! Now I can make the entire dish in the Thermomix, using the varoma of course. And I have to say, the potatoes taste nicer being steamed than they ever did when I boiled them.
The "I love your potato salad!" Potato Salad
1000g red skinned potatoes, unpeeled, diced into 2cm chunks
150g diced bacon
2 spring onions (sliced)
20g olive oil
60g Parmesan (shaved)
6 eggs (less if you prefer)
15g wholegrain mustard
10g balsamic vinegar
Add bacon, oil and spring onion (keep a little for garnish) to bowl
I like to slice my spring onion as I like how it looks in the dish, but you could chop this on speed 4 for a few seconds if you prefer
Cook 100c, reverse speed 1 for 3 minutes. Transfer this to your salad serving dish and set aside. No need to wash the bowl
Add 500g water to the bowl. Put diced potatoes in the Varoma dish (no tray) and steam for 15 minutes, varoma temp, speed 2
Insert basket into bowl, add the 6 eggs and replace lid and varoma with potatoes in. Cook for a further 14 minutes, varoma temp, speed 2
Check potatoes are cooked. They should be not too cooked that they fall apart, but not too firm either. A knife should pass through them easily but not mash them
Leave potatoes in the varoma and set aside with the lid underneath to catch any drips and cool down while you prepare the rest of the salad
Remove basket with your spatula. Put eggs into a sink or bowl of cold water to cool down as you peel them. Quarter and slice eggs
Empty steaming water from bowl and dry.
Add dressing ingredients and mix on speed 3 for 5 seconds
Pour potatoes into your salad bowl (on top of bacon & onion mixture). Add eggs and shaved parmesan (keep a little for garnish) on top. Pour dressing from bowl over the salad and mix dressing through until combined.
Top with some spare spring onion or fresh chives and some of the shaved parmesan
Refridgerate until cool and serve
EVERY time I make this I hear "I LOVE your potato salad" so I thought I better share the recipe. We Thermomix folk are a caring sharing bunch! You can most certainly use less eggs if you don't have 6 spare eggs, but it does taste awesome with all 6. Hope you enjoy it, and put your own touch on it if you like. Would love to hear what you think. Nat