Ukrainian Baba Style Potato Salad

By • May 27, 2010 • 0 Comments



Author Notes: This simple, but delicious recipe has been passed down through many generations. I got it from my grandmother, who is from Ukraine, and make it every time I have a BBQ. Everyone always loves it!MamaLlama

Serves 4-6

  • 8 large baking potatoes, preferably Russets/Idaho
  • 1 large onion
  • 4 cucumbers
  • 4 tablespoons salt
  • 3/4 cups Hellman's regular mayonnaise
  1. Peel and quarter potatoes. Boil until soft (approx. 10 min after water starts to boil).
  2. Drain potatoes in a colander and then set aside in a bowl.
  3. Peel and thinly slice the 4 cucumbers and put in separate bowl. Add the 4 tbsp salt to it, making sure it is evenly spread over slices.
  4. Allow cucumbers to sit for 15 min, then transfer to a colander and rinse well under water to let excess salt drain out.
  5. Mash and squeeze (by hand) the cucumbers until all the water is drained out as much as possible.
  6. Place the cucumbers into a large bowl and add the potatoes to it.
  7. Dice the onion into very small pieces and add to cucumbers and potatoes.
  8. Scoop 3/4 cup of mayonnaise (more or less to your taste) and add to the bowl of potatoes, cucumbers, and onions.
  9. Stir all ingredients together with a wooden spoon. Serve and enjoy that comforting old world taste! (You can also refrigerate before serving – tastes great cold too!)
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