Charlotte Potato Salad

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If beef's the king of meat, potato's the queen of the garden world. -Irish Saying

Charlotte' is a very popular salad variety which produces pear-shaped, yellow skinned waxy potatoes with creamy-yellow flesh. They are full of flavour and delicious either hot or cold.
Potatoes were originally cultivated in Peru, South American. It didn't gain prominence across Europe until 1780's. Spanish explorers were the first Europeans to eat potatoes. Today, the potato is so common and plentiful in western diet.
Potatoes should be stored in dark, but dry places. Light will cause the formation of solanine on the skin of the potato. Though not likely to cause serious harm, green skinned potatoes can taste bitter and may result in temporary digestive discomfort. When confronted by green skin on a potato, simply peel it away. Keep as much of the rest of the skin as possible.
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  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water until they are just soft. Drain and peel off the skin. Whisk together freshly squeezed lemon juice, mustard, pepper and salt in a bowl until the mixture is well blended, then start to slowly beat in the olive oil. Add in the spring onions.
  2. Dry fry the ham cubes over a low heat for 5 minutes and add the ham to the dressing. Thickly slice the warm potatoes and add to a serving bowl, then pour the dressing over. Toss to mix through. Sprinkle the parsley over before serving.

Charlotte Potato Salad on Foodista

32 comments:

HannahBanana aka Amanda 29/6/09 20:43

What a nice, simple potato salad...my husband would love it and so would I, minus the ham!
Nice job!

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nora@ffr 29/6/09 21:35

yumm!! i love potato salad and ye idea of using ham in this salad is just superb!! love the lovely pic angie :)

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foodcreate 29/6/09 21:53

I love this Delicious Looking Salad! I'm going to Make it Tonight I promise! Look to Fabulous!

Thanks for sharing your recipe~


Have Sunny Day~

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munchcrunchandsuch 29/6/09 22:27

i will try out without the meat/ ham..nice one angie

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Ann 29/6/09 22:31

Wow that looks so yumm and I love the picture.

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Sweta 29/6/09 22:50

What a lovely idea-all the best :)

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Dajana 29/6/09 23:57

Gorgeous looking in all its simplicity.
Nice entry.

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Reeni♥ 30/6/09 01:27

This looks so fresh and delicious, Angie! I like the dressing - it's so light but very flavorful. And I see Moon at the bottom of your page - thanks for that!

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tastestopping 30/6/09 03:16

Hi Angie,

Tis the season for potato salad. It's nice to see a recipe with a little potato history as well. (I've tried growing potatoes in my own garden, and though prolific in their production, I'm never thrilled with their taste. Any thoughts?)

Anyway, I found you on TasteSpotting and am writing to say that if you have any photos that aren’t accepted there, I’d love to publish them. Visit my new site (below), it’s a lot of fun! I hope you will consider it.

Best,
Casey
Editor
www.tastestopping.wordpress.com

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burpandslurp 30/6/09 03:53

This sounds DELICIOUS! I love potatoes! And a bit confused about the first sentence...do you mean POTATO variety?
anyway, LOVE the colors in this. Looks So flavorful! this is a winner!

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girlichef 30/6/09 04:39

This looks delicious!! Is a Charlotte a variety of Fingerling potato??? That's what it sounded like, but wasn't sure. Love tater salad :)

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Sara 30/6/09 04:40

I love the sound of this potato salad, it's different from what you usually see!

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Katy ~ 30/6/09 10:31

Oh my! This looks delish. It will be a delicious difference from my standard potato salad. I will certainly give this a try.
Beautiful photo! YUM

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Angie's Recipes 30/6/09 11:53

Thank you guys, for taking time to comment on my recipe!

@Casey-tastestopping
Are they not floury enough for you? Or they don't taste like potatoes? Maybe change a seed store to get some fav. variety. Well, I am not good at gardening :-; , not at all.
Going to check your page....
@girlichef
Yes, I think it's one of those fingerling potatoes.

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5 Star Foodie 30/6/09 13:37

This potato salad sound wonderful! I love the idea of adding ham to it!

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♥peachkins♥ 30/6/09 14:20

That's one delicious looking potato salad!! yumm.

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Chef E 30/6/09 17:59

Gosh I love potato salad, and this is a nice and tasty way I have not had it...now I know what I want for my last dinner here...

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Parita 30/6/09 18:20

Potato salad looks delicious and so colorful, m planning to make something similar :)

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ALN 30/6/09 18:26

Dang that looks good.

Your photography is excellent but toss those plates! Blech!

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Ravenous Couple 1/7/09 09:41

nice potato salad! we just made peruvian style potato salad too.

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Christina Kim 1/7/09 12:32

Angie, thank you for visiting my blog. I am glad to have found yours, because it is great! your recipes are fantastic, and your photos are just beautiful. I'll be sure to follow you on my google reader!

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Donna-FFW 1/7/09 13:37

Absolutely gorgeous and delicious potato salad. Love it. The photo is to die for.

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Justin 1/7/09 19:29

now i'm totally craving potato salad

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lisaiscooking 1/7/09 22:28

Your potato salad sounds delicious with the lemon and olive oil! I don't think I've seen charlotte potates before, but they look great.

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Chow and Chatter 2/7/09 17:10

this looks great I have added your badge to my blog love Rebecca

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Pooja 2/7/09 21:16

What a lovely potato salad with my favourite ingredients! I love Dijon mustard and always tempted to use in dishes! Great entry :)

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rossel 3/7/09 08:03

This is one yummy salad. I'll surely make this. Thanks for the recipe.

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Christine 4/7/09 06:09

Your potato salad looks great and yummy.
I love every kind of potato salad, either served cold or warm. Very refreshing and delicious.

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Cucinista 4/7/09 10:06

Ooh, great entry for BSI. Love the colours and flavors!

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alisa 5/7/09 07:50

Wow! These look delicious! I found you as the featured blog in foodista and I just had to get your recipe. I love anything with potatoes and Ill definitely try this one! Love your site!

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The Food Hunter 6/7/09 21:54

This potato salad looks delicious.

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A Full-Timed Housefly 3/11/09 17:05

I love potato salad and this looks really yummy but I don't really like mustard... LOL

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