German Potato Salad

I was introduced to this wonderful dish by a half-German friend at a recent picnic. She listed the ingredients and told of a secret ingredient, which was not unveiled. Any ideas?

This is a simple combination of a few ingredients which produces a fantastic textured and flavoured dish which accompanied my Jambalumbo! perfectly, perhaps even bringing in that extra piece of fusion: Des Allemands?

Begin by boiling some potato ...

Potato is not paleo. That said, many paleo eaters are beginning to include some white potato in their diet, seeing it as a safe starch.

If you don't do potato, this is probably not for you ... I don't think sweet potato or even other roots would generate the right effect. Feel free to experiment and let me know how you get on in the comments.

Boil a couple of large eggs, too. I used four small sized peeled white potatoes, which might equate to two potatoes the size you'd expect for jacket potatoes.

So, with the potatoes boiled and softened, drain off, mash and set aside in a wide bowl to cool.

Cool and peel the boiled eggs, mash in a mixing bowl and set aside to cool.

Mince some pickled gherkins and toss into the mashed eggs. I also minced some radish, just because.

Combine all the ingredients together in the mixing bowl with some mayonnaise, sea salt and black pepper. Turn out into a wide bowl and set in the fridge to fully chill, ready for serving alongside your main dish.

Some chives or spring onions would have been great as a garnish, but I didn't have any in. Next time ...