Friday, July 19, 2013

West Sumatra Salad - Slada Padang

5 cucumbers
4 potatoes
2 eggs, hard-boiled
10 shallots (small red onions)
3 ribs of selery
1 tbsp. margarine
Pepper, fine ground
Salt to taste
Sugar to taste
Vinegar to taste
Tomatoes to taste 

Peel cucumbers. Scrape 2 cucumbers with the tine of the fork and slice into thin slices and reserve for the garnish. Cut remaining 3 cucumbers into halves. Slice each half into thin pieces. Soak in salt water. Squeeze out the water and drain well. Peel potatoes, slece very thin and fry until golden brown. Mash the two boiled egg yolks with half of the shallots. Dice the celery. Mix with the egg yolks and shallots; add the seasonings to this mixture along with melted margarine. Mix this with the vege-tables chopped egg whites and arrange on an oval platter. Garnish with tomatoes, quartered, and remaining shallots and sliced cucumbers. 

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