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Classic Potato Salad

Danish people love potatoes in all forms and classic potato salad is no exception. It is a great summer side dish and a must-have for a traditional Nordic barbecue party. The potato salad is also great in combination with Danish Meatballs.
Danish potato salad

Serves 4 people
Prep: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes


  • 600 g / 21.2 oz small potatoes
  • 150 g / 5.3 oz green asparagus
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 1 red onion
  • 8 radishes


  • 1 dl / 0.42 cups crème fraîche
  • 1 dl / 0.42 cups mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper


  • Boil potatoes in lightly salted water for 10 to 12 minutes. Drain water when a potato speared with a fork and lifted out of the water easily glides off the fork and falls back into the pot. Let potatoes stand and cool.
  • Break off and discard the stringy ends of the asparagus spears, then chop into small pieces. You can pour boiling water over the chopped asparagus and let it soak for 2 minutes if you prefer a less raw taste.
  • Finely chop chives, red onion and radish.
  • Stir the dressing ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.
  • Reserve some of the chives for garnish and combine the rest of the vegetables with the dressing.
  • Season with salt and pepper, garnish with chives and serve as a side dish.


When in season, you can add fresh peas to this potato salad.