Potato and Onion Salad

Patates Piyazi

Preparation info

  • To Serve


    • Difficulty


Appears in

Nevin Halici's Turkish Cookbook

By Nevin Halici

Published 1989

  • About

Potato and onion salad is very popular throughout Anatolia. In Bolu in northwestern Anatolia, for example, it is served to guests as an entrée like kısır, before tea.


  • 250 g/8 oz potatoes
  • 150 g/5


Boil the potatoes in their skins until barely cooked, drain and cool under cold running water. When cool, peel and grate into a bowl.

Slice the onions in rings, sprinkle with salt, leave for 3 minutes, rub, rinse, squeeze out the excess water and add the onions to the potatoes. Add a pinch of salt, the cumin, red and black pepper and mix. Arrange in the middle of a serving dish. Surroun