Polish Potato Salad (Sałatka Kartofli) Recipe

Polish potato and sausage salad
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  • 60 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins,
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 servings Polish Potato Salad

Polish potato salad, known as sałatka ​kartofli (sah-WAHT-kah karr-TAW-flee), or more properly, sałatka ziemniaczana (sah-WAHT-kah zhyem-nyeeah-CHAH-nah) is made with carrots, celery, onion and dill pickles. As in all Polish salads, the vegetables are cut into 1/4-inch cubes and even finer for the onion, celery, and pickles. The salad is bound with mayonnaise and sugar to taste, or salad dressing, which already contains sugar, can be used instead.

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/4 pounds red or white potatoes cooked in their jackets, cooled, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup cold cooked carrots, cut into 1/4-inch dice
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped celery
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped dill pickle
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Mayonnaise and sugar to taste

How to Make It

  1. In a large bowl, toss potatoes, carrots, celery, pickle, onion and salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix mayonnaise and sugar (up to 4 teaspoons). Gently fold into potato mixture, making sure all the vegetables are coated.
  3. Chill, covered, until serving time.