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German-style potato salad

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 3-4
Dietary Vegetarian
From Full on Food


  1. Prepare a dressing for the potatoes. Combine the shallots, oil, vinegar and mustard. Season well, then taste, adjusting the quantity of oil and vinegar, if necessary.

  2. Lightly crush the potatoes and fold through the dressing, mustard seeds, gherkin and fresh dill.

  3. Serve.


  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp corn oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 large potatoes, cooked and cooled
  • 1 tsp mustard seeds
  • 50g/1¾ oz gherkins, chopped
  • ½ bunch fresh dill, chopped

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