South African Potato Salad
South Africans love their braais, but as they would have you know, an essential ingredient to a fine braai is a South African potato salad. It is creamy, flavourful and goes down well on sunny days and warm nights. They will also tell you that a traditional South African potato salad is not by any means like other potato salads. Their’s is special. It has the colour of bridesmaid gowns, soft, pale and elegant. Aromatically exquisite, the South African potato salad has an astonishing flavour.
This is one to make from scratch using perhaps floury potatoes, great tasting mayonnaise and the freshest spring onions and coriander leaves. My love for onions meant red onions also had to find a place in this salad.
Every meal has their signature. Something that makes you crave them at certain times of the day, season or year. When it is arid, airless, fiery, and sticky and windows fail to do their job – letting in fresh air – then surely the lure of the outdoors becomes irresistible. Nothing quite beats the melancholy and triggers excitement like a braai with an aspirational South African potato salad as a side.