Romanian Potato Salad (Salata de Boeuf) is a typical Romanian dish that can be found in many Romanian homes on Christmas. It is often made for special occasions and around the holidays. A traditional potato salad that is a bit tangy, but quite delicious.
It can be quite time consuming, as you have to do a lot of dicing but is worth it.
If I don’t make this, it just wouldn’t feel like Christmas. When I make this salad I don’t use a recipe with exact quantity for each ingredient, so it doesn’t really matter if you’re exact because the most important thing is for you to like and enjoy it.
500g of beef meat
5 medium potatoes
3-4 large carrots
pickled red peppers
I usually start by boiling the beef until gets tender with the carrots, celery and parsnips. I also season them with salt. When the vegetables are boiled I remove them from the pot and leave the beef to boil until is ready.
In another pot I add the potatoes with their skin on and the eggs and bring them to boil. After that I remove and leave them to cool down to be able to peel them.
When all the ingredients are boiled and cold I start to chop them finely and add them to a bowl. The next step is to mix them and season them with salt, ground pepper, mayonnaise and mustard by your taste.
This Romanian potato salad needs to be served cold and is an appetiser.
I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do.