Potato salad, a crushed boiled potato seasoned with mayonnaise

Potato salad is a crushed boiled potato salad seasoned with mayonnaise and is popular in Japan.

There are also many variations. In addition to being made at home, it is often added as a side dish to croquettes, pork cutlets, and fries, and is often included in bento boxes. It may also be used as a sandwich ingredient.

What is Potato salad and is it okay for me to eat it?

Materials of Potato salad

Potatoes, onions, cucumbers, carrots, mayonnaise, salt, pepper

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Potato salad is a side dish popular in Japan

Common ingredients for potato salad are potatoes, onions, cucumbers, carrots and ham. Boiled eggs are also often used. In addition, seasonal vegetables, fruits, dried fruits, nuts, etc. are often included. Ham, bacon, and tuna flakes are sometimes used as animal ingredients. Also, rare in Japanese cuisine, soy sauce or dashi stock are not used.

Potato salad is a side dish rather than a main dish. It is often served with meat and fish dishes, and when served with fried food, it is often placed on the same plate.

Lunch boxes often also contain a small amount of potato salad. You may not notice it because the amount is too small. We also often see sandwiches made with potato salad.

Try to eat Potato salad!

How much ?

$ 1.5~3, a side dishes sold at food supermarkets and convenience stores

Where can I eat Potato salad?

The restaurant does not have a menu called potato salad. When we order something, we may get a potato salad. Therefore, if you want to eat only potato salad, you should definitely buy it at a food supermarket or convenience store.

Precautions when eating Potato salad

For gluten-free people

No ingredients derived from gluten-containing grains are used in potato salad. However, please check it just in case.

For vegetarians

Ovo-vegetarians can eat potato salad without ham or bacon.

For Muslims

Potato salad without ham or bacon are able to eat.

Japanese writer’s comment for Potato salad

Potato salad is also suitable as a dish to eat while drinking alcohol. Carbonated liquors such as lemon sour, beer, and sparkling wine go well with potato salad. Therefore, some Izakaya restaurant sometimes add potato salad to their menu.