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Mashed Potato Salad

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Mashed potato salad? This is a recipe that I somehow came up with years ago. I’m not even sure how it came about. My best guess is that I probably had a version of this potato salad at a Japanese restaurant. This is my interpretation…I call it the lazy man’s potato salad.


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Mashed Potato Salad

Mashed potato salad often found on hawaiian plate lunches and pot lucks at local gatherings.
Posted By: Frank Abraham
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine Hawaiian, Japanese


  • 6 large russet potatoes
  • 10 eggs
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 tsp finely minced onion
  • 1.5 c. mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • Imitaton Crab Meat  (optional)


  • Put potatoes and eggs in a large pot, fill with water and boil for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender.  Eggs can be removed 20-30 minutes after water starts boiling.
  • Chop onions until very fine or liquify in food processor (set aside).
  • Grate Carrot into bowl of water.  Drain water squeeze excess carrot juice out of carrots (to prevent the orange juices to leak into the salad). 
  • Set aside.
  • Peel Eggs and grate into a large mixing bowl.
  • Peel Potatoes and place into large mixing bowl.
  • Add Onions, Carrots, Salt, Pepper.
  • Using a potato masher, mash the potatoes.
  • Add Mayonnaisse and mix thoroughly.
  • Mix in crabmeat and any other garnish that you enjoy ie. cucumbers, olives, pickles etc…. I like mine simple.
  • Chill for at least an hour before serving.

How To Serve:

  • Serve chilled. Top with green onions if desired.
Keyword Mashed, Potato, Salad, Hawaii, Hawaiian, Plate, Lunch
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