Here is the recipe the way my mother used to make Russische Eier:
she made German Potato salad:
10 Yellow or Red Potatoes
1 tblsp. Caraway seeds
2-4 tbl spoon lemon juice or vinegar
2-4 tblsp oil
5 small cubes beef or chicken boullion
1/2 cup water
4-6 slices of cooked bacon, broken in pieces
First boil the potatoes with the peels in water, add caraway seeds and salt.
Cool, peel and slice the potatoes, add the onion, lemon juice, oil and salt and pepper to taste. Boil the boullion with the water and pour over the salad. Mix all ingredients, and let marinate an hour or so, then add the bacon.
1 dz boiled eggs
Spoon the potato salad into individual plates (4-5), top with sliced boiled eggs, "frost" the whole thing with mayonnaise, top with capers and decorate with the lox.
My parents had a restaurant, and this is the way they served "Russische Eier", and 2 slices of some wonderful German Bauernbrot!
Christa (Montag) Back