Korean Potato Salad
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Korean Potato Salad

Korean potato salad is made from boiled, mashed potatoes and mixed into mayonnaise with diced vegetables. The secret is in the mayonnaise. 
Course: Easy
Servings: 4 people


  • Potato - 350 grams 3 palm-sized potatoes
  • Cucumber - 2/3 of a whole
  • Carrot - 2-inch cut
  • Onion - 1/4 of a whole
  • Ham - 2-inch cut
  • Eggs - 2

Mayonnaise Seasoning

  • Korean Mayonnaise - 1/2 cup or Japanese Mayonnaise
  • Sugar - 1 Tablespoon
  • Salt - few shakes
  • Black pepper - few shakes


Prep Ingredients

  • Cut the cucumber piece in half. Then dice into very thin slices. Take out a mixing bowl.
  • Place the sliced cucumbers in and coat with 1 tablespoon of salt. Thoroughly mix the salt onto the cucumbers with your hands. Let it sit for 30 minutes.
  • Next, dice the ham, onions and carrots into small bite sized pieces. Squeeze out the excess water from onions and carrots with a paper towel.
  • Then hard-boil two eggs. Separate the fully-cooked egg yolk from the white. Chop the egg whites into small bits and set the yolk aside.

Boil Potatoes and Finish Cucumbers

  • Take out a large pot and fill with water. Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes.
  • In the meanwhile, check on the cucumbers. Drain the water and give them a wash under a running faucet to take off the salt. Then take a handful at a time and give a nice firm squeeze to take out the water. Set the squeezed cucumbers aside.
  • Check back on the boiling potatoes and see if they are soft. Drain in a strainer and let them drip-off excess water for about a minute.

Make Salad

  • Take out a large mixing bowl. Place in the cooked potatoes and mash them with a spoon.
  • Then place in the diced ham, carrots, egg whites, onion and cucumbers.
  • Place in the mayonnaise next. Then place in the sugar, salt and black pepper and mix thoroughly.
  • Finally use a cheese-grater to grate the egg yolk over the top. Enjoy!


  • Make sure to squeeze the water out of the diced vegetables (cucumbers, carrots and onions). This will prevent your potato salad from becoming watery.
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