Ideal Meals for the “Wai Guo Ren” (Foreigner)
Living in Taiwan for a few years has taught me how to make foods I am familiar with back home but with limited resources and on a budget. If you have access to a COSTCO, than your options broaden, but for the most part, we eat simply and this recipe is a part of a collection for the American teachers living in Taiwan with a simple stove, toaster oven and small grocery store in town.
Mayonnaise is something that I am picky with and will take the trip to COSTCO just to get name brand stuff, but I did find a selection of mayo in the local grocery store (usually in small bags) that would work just fine for this. If that's what you decide to use, just start with a small about and slowly add to your liking.
Today's Recipe: Summer Potato Salad- serves 4
2 large potatoes
¼ cup chopped green pepper
¼ cup chopped onion
1 tablespoon rice vinegar (optional)
½ cup mayonnaise (pic of mayo)
½ teaspoon Garlic Salt
Pinch of black pepper
1. Cover the eggs with lukewarm water and bring to boil for 15 minutes.
2. Wash and cut potatoes into bite size pieces.
3. Once the eggs are finished, rinse in cool water, peel and chop- place in bowl.
4. Cover the potatoes with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender but still firm. Drain and add to bowl.
5. Chop the green pepper and onion into small pieces- add to bowl.
6. Add vinegar, mayonnaise, garlic salt, and black pepper to bowl. Stir just until mixed. Be careful not to over-mix or you will end up with mashed potatoes!