Episode 2. Carmen, list the recipe!
So, the recipe. American and because of that, with American quantities. Meaning:
2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, 1 tablespoon white vinegar, 1 tablespoon kosher salt, plus more to taste, 6 ounces thick-cut bacon, 1 cup Mayonnaise or store-bought mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar, 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard, Freshly ground black pepper to taste, 1 small red onion, finely diced (about ⅓ cup), 1 rib celery, finely diced, 10 to 12 cornichons, finely chopped, ¼ cup attractive celery leaves, for garnish (optional).
In Romanian, barabule (potatoes), cleaned and cut into cubes. About one kilogram. Boil with salt and a tablespoon of vinegar. White. I don’t understand what the vinegar phase is yet. After they have finished cooking, let them drain and cool.
Bacon. Fry it. After frying, let it drain and cool. Then cut it into pieces.
A red onion, a piece of celery stick as they call it, 10-12 sliced cucumbers.
Some celery leaves. If you want.
A bit of mayonnaise, mustard, red vinegar. Mix them.
Take a bowl, throw all the stuff in it. With some salt and pepper. If you need. Apart from the celery leaves. Which is just for decoration.
Now, if your name is Carmen…. and you listed the recipe do not forget any ingredients. But you forget the quantities and instead of potato salad with stuff you wake up with a stuff salad with some potatoes. Plus you were too lazy to buy cucumbers and you used pickles. But you didn’t mix mayonnaise with mustard and vinegar. Because you listened to the guy that said you can make your own mayonnaise, and you did too much. Let’s move forward!
The recipe tried by Carmen is from the second book proposed at the cookingbookclub in March / April Appetites: A Cookbook by Anthony Bourdain. The next book comes out in early May.
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