Sunday, February 19, 2012

Styrian Potato Salad

Styria is a state (Bundesland) of Austria. It's located in the south-east of Austria and famous for its apples and pumpkins. Pumpkin seed oil originated in Styria, but is now known and loved all over Austria. It's dark brown-green in color and rich and delicious in taste. 
Whenever you read "Styrian salad" on an Austrian menu, it's prepared with pumpkin seed oil.

For 4 Servings: 
  • 750 grams waxy potatoes
  • 1 large white onion
  • 150 millilitres vegetable stock
  • 3 table spoons vegetable oil (I usually use rapeseed oil) 
  • 3 table spoons pumpkin seed oil
  • 3 table spoons brandy vinegar
  • 3 table spoons pumpkin seeds
  • salt
  • black pepper
Cook the potatos for 20-30 minutes in a lot of water. Cut the onion into very small dices. Mix the marinade using the vegetable stock, the vegetable oil, the brandy vinegar, salt, black pepper and the diced onion.

Peel the potatoes and cut them into thin slices. Fold the potatoes in the marinade and let it sit for a couple of minutes to cool down as much you like. Traditionally Austrian potato salad is served warm, but it's also delicious when it's cold. If necessary, add some more salt and pepper.

Sprinkle pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds on top.


  1. This salad looks really good! I love anything with potatoes, so I bet I ll like this!

  2. Looks great and delicious.