Sunday, January 2, 2011

#45 - New years party leftover bento

This bento is mainly a collection of several leftovers from our New Years party. It turned out to be quite a salad-like bento. And also: Happy New year!

Bento contains the last of the Lorraine quiche, some pieces of baklava, beef salad and home made Japanese potato salad.

I saw that I didn't share the recipe for the salad yet on this blog so here goes!

Japanese Potato salad:

  • 3 medium potatoes
  • handful of frozen peas
  • About1/3 of a cucumber without the seeds
  • 2 eggs
  • Salt
  • 1 cup of Japanese mayonnaise
Boil the potatoes in their skins until tender. Boil the eggs until hard boiled at the same time.
In the meantime, slice the cucumber very thinly. Sprinkle with a little salt, and let sit for a while. Squeeze firmly to get rid of the juices.Boil some water and defrost the peas in that. Drain afterwards.
When the potatoes are done, drain peel them while still hot (holding each in a kitchen towel to peel them helps). Cut the potatoes into small pieces and leave to cool.
Peel the hard boiled eggs and chop up finely.
When the potatoes have cooled to room temperature, mix in the cucumber, peas and eggs. Mix in the mayonnaise. Cover with plastic wrap and cool in the refrigerator until serving time (at least one hour).

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