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Chinese Sausage Potato Salad

chinese sausage potato salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

chinese sausage potato salad recipe - www.iamafoodblog.com

Sometimes I get a craving but I don’t exactly have the ingredients on hand to make my current obsession. I have this tendency to make do with items that are in the fridge. Call it extreme creativity (or maybe extreme laziness) but I find that a lot of my ah ha! moments with food come about when I substitute in ingredients.

Take this potato salad: usually I like to add a bit of crispy bacon to my potato salad, because bacon. The thing is, I don’t always have bacon on hand, mostly because it gets eaten. What I do always have on hand are a couple of links of Chinese sausage. Since they’re cured, they basically last forever in the fridge. Think of it like pepperoni, but with a bit of smoky sweetness and a big hit of umami. They crisp up in an instant and are a perfect stand-in for bacon.

The sweetness of the Chinese sausage goes wonderfully with the savory tang of kewpie mayo and the creaminess of the new potatoes. I brought a big batch to a barbecue and it went over unsurprisingly well. I didn’t advertise that there was Chinese sausage in the potato salad, but the unmistakable smoky-sweet taste had people going back for seconds. Next time you want potato salad with a bit of a twist, I hope you give this guy a try!

pictured: enamelware // tiny cast iron pan

Chinese Sausage Potato Salad
serves 6-8
prep time: 20 minutes
active time: 10 minutes
total time: 30 minutes

  • 3 links Chinese sausage, diced
  • 2 lbs new/nugget potatoes cooked and halved or quartered
  • 3 large hard boiled eggs, cubed
  • 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1/4 cup kewpie mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard, or to taste
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Crisp up the Chinese sausage over medium high heat in a non-stick pan until most of the fat renders out and the sausage is brown and crispy. Drain and cool.

In a large bowl, toss together the Chinese sausage, cooked potatoes, eggs, green onions, and celery. In a small bowl, stir together the kewpie mayo and mustard. Toss the potato mix with the mayo mix and season to taste. Enjoy!

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10 Comments

  1. ADRIANNA says:

    I fucking love chinese sausage. It’s very genius to put it in a potato salad, so doing this.

  2. chinese sausage is the bomb! and yea they really last forever in the fridge :D

  3. Nikki says:

    This sounds delicious, but where do you get chinese sausage? Is it something common to the grocery stores, or will I need to visit my local asian market? I’m excited to make this!

    1. Stephanie Le says:

      i definitely think it’s an asian market kinda thing. make sure you look for a pack that has leaner sausage (ie, not too many white fat pockets)!

  4. Alana says:

    I LOVE CHINESE SAUSAGE, of course you were brilliant enough to think to put it into your potato salad. LOVE this. Plus potato salad is totally my jam. Mac salad on the other hand..mehhh…not so much.

  5. Joe says:

    Chinese sausage is also great in fried rice.

  6. normally i dump a bunch of lap cheong into a pot of sticky rice. as good as that is, i’ve been looking for a new way to use it, and this sounds perfect!

  7. cynthia says:

    WAIT how did I miss this?!?!?! Oh my gosh, this is potato salad PERFECTION. So, so so good!! Chinese sausage with kewpie mayo and potatoes is blowing my mind right now. Wishing summer would go on forever so I could picnic with this every day. Totally amazing, Steph!