Friday, November 2, 2012

3 Layer Potato Salad - 3 Katlı Patates Salatası

3 Layer Potato Salad - 3 Katlı Patates Salatasi
 This in fact, is an appetizer/salad that consists of 3 different appetizers in three different colors layered on top of each other in a bowl. When transferred onto a serving dish upside down, it looks very delectable.

  • 2 large potatoes
  • 1 1/2 cups strained or Greek style yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 2 green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, grated
  • 1 table spoon lemon juice
  • 1 table spoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh dill, parsley or mint for garnish (optional)

Line a medium size bowl with plastic wrap, set aside. This will be your molding bowl.

Boil potatoes in water until they are fully cooked. Set aside, let it cool.

Layer 1: For the first layer, mix 1 cup of strained (or Greek style) yogurt with dill, onions in a bowl. Add salt to your taste. Transfer this dip into the molding bowl which is lined with plastic wrap. Firmly press on it with a spoon, evenly leveling the top.

Layer 2: For the second layer, mix grated carrots with 1/2 cup of strained (or Greek style) yogurt in a separate bowl . Add salt to taste. Carefully transfer this mixture to the molding bowl on top of the first yogurt dip. Press firmly, leveling the top.

Layer 3: For the final layer, peel the potatoes and mash them in a bowl. Add 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. Mix well and transfer to the molding bowl. Press firmly, level the top. Cover with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator for about 1 hour. You can leave it overnight. When ready to serve, carefully place a flat serving plate on top of the bowl. Turn it upside down. Garnish with chopped fresh springs of dill, parsley or mint (optional)

Afiyet Olsun! Bon Appetit!

Line the bowl with plastic wrap
First layer is thick yogurt and herb mixture
Grated carrots mixed with thick yogurt
Second layer is thick yogurt and carrot mixture

Seasoned mashed potatoes

Third layer is seasoned mashed potatoes
3 Layer Potato Salad - 3 Katlı Patates Salatasi

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