When you are out and about skiing, if you are tired of eating home-made PB&J or lodge-provided chicken tenders and french fries like I am, then this post is for you. I like the idea of packing a sandwich that is quick and cheap and the texture does not change too much when kept in pockets for hours. But the idea of eating soft water-dripping leafy greens, barely tasting the thin slices of ham or salami turns me off a little bit.
This Japanese potato salad goes very well with the bread and it still maintains chunky filling taste. I even start looking forward to eating this while skiing.
To make 3-4 sandwich fillings, you will need the following:
3 medium-sized potatoes, peeled and each cut into 3-4 big chunks
2 carrots, peeled and cut into 4-5 big chunkes
1/2 onion, finely minced
1 cucumber, finely sliced and squeeze out the water a bit
3/4 or 1 lbs of ham, chopped into small cubes
3-4 tablespoons of green peas, cooked
Some spicy sprouts
2-3 tablespoon of Japanese mayo (Kewpie brand)
2-3 teaspoons of honey
1 teaspoon of olive oil
1 teaspoon of lemon juice
In a pot, boil water and throw in chopped potato and carrot chunks. Cook for about 30 min or so until you can use a fork to easily poke through the carrots and the potatoes. Meanwhile, chop up other ingredients. When potatoes and carrots are ready, drain the water and throw the potato into a big bowl. Mash up the potato chunks while they are still hot. Add the olive oil, honey, lemon juice, mayo onto the mashed potatoes and add salt and pepper to taste and mix well. Cool the carrots with cold water and chop the carrots into small cubes. Throw in the carrot, onion, ham, cucumber, peas, sprouts and mix. Add more olive oil, honey and mayo to increase the stickiness of the sandwich filling. And spread the filling onto your bread to make a delicious sandwich!
This sandwich is packed with calories as well as nutrients. Enjoy it while on the slope!