If you have ever had Russian food or been to Russia, you may have noticed that a lot of our cuisine is based on the French. Starting from the 16th century, aristocratic Russians were intertwined culturally with the French and to this day, they maintain a great relationship in the arts. Therefore, it is not surprising that the Russian Salad or Russian Potato Salad is named, Olivie, in Russian, after its French/Belgium inventor who lived in Russia in the 19th century. The salad also holds the name Stolichni or stolychnaia which means capital’s.
- 4 Medium Potatoes
- 3 Medium Carrots
- 1/2 Medium Onion
- 3 Boiled Eggs
- Can of Green Peas
- 4 marinated Cucumbers (usually marinated with garlic and dill)
- 2 Chicken Things cooked or 3 Crab Sticks
- Boil separately eggs, potatoes, carrots. Let it cool.
- Peel potates and carrots
- Thinly chop potatos, carrots, onion, eggs, cucumbers and either Chicken or Crab Sticks.
- Combine with green peas and Mayonnaise.
Feel free to refrigerate the salad over night in order to have a stronger flavour even though, your salad is ready to serve as is. You can also replace Chicken or Crab Sticks with Turkey, Sausage or Duck.
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