2 medium Russet potatoes (400g)
½ medium carrot (80g)
½ fresh corn kernels (60g)
4 inches Japanese cucumbers (80g)
1 large egg (65g with shell)
100g mayonnaise (preferably Kewpie) – refer photo
2 teaspoons rice vinegar – refer photo
1 teaspoon honey (or sugar)
Black pepper and salt to taste
Extra salt for for cucumber and potato
- Peel and cut carrot into small cubes.
- Remove the husks (outer leaves) and silks (thin hairs) from the corn. Wash and rinse. Carefully run a knife down the cob to cut off the kernels. Steam carrot cubes and corns till cooked about 8-10 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain away excess water from steaming.
- Slice cucumber thinly and place in a small bowl. Sprinkle a little salt to coat evenly. Let it sit for 5 minutes. Squeeze out excess water.
- Prepare one boiled egg (note 2) and cut into small pieces.
- In a small bowl, add mayonnaise, rice vinegar, honey and black pepper. Whisk to combine.
- Peel and cut potato into 1 ½ inch chunk. Place the potatoes and a little salt in a large pot and fill with water until covered by ½ inch. Bring the water to a boil with medium heat and let the potatoes simmer until they are fork tender (about 10-15 minutes). Drain and mash the potatoes but leave some small chunks for texture (if you prefer a smooth texture, mash them thoroughly).
- Add seasonings from step (5) and stir gently to combine. Then add cucumbers, corns, carrots and eggs and mix until well incorporated. Adjust salt, pepper and mayo, if desired.
- Cover the salad with plastic wrap or place in an airtight container. Let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour.
- If you can’t find Japanese mayo, just replace it with Western mayo.
- Place an egg in a saucepan. Fill with cold water covering the egg by 1cm. Bring the water to boil, uncovered. When the water comes to a full, rolling boil, turn off the heat and cover the pan. Let the egg inside for 9-10 minutes. When the time is up, remove the egg and tap gently to crack the shells in a few places. Place the egg in a bowl filled with cold or tap water for one minutes. Remove and peel the shell (source: The Kitchn).
- Corn is my personal preference. You can also add peas, hams, or other ingredients you like to make it a more delicious dish.
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