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korean potato salad

The Best & Easiest Korean Potato Salad

Korean Potato Salad. A creamy, hearty, savoury potato salad that is packed with potatoes, egg, ham, carrots, cucumber, corn and green onions with mayo. Absolutely delicious and easy to make at home. Perfect as a side dish for dinner, lunch or your next barbeque.
5 from 2 votes
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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine korean
Servings 8
Calories per serving 279 kcal


  • 6 medium russet potatoes or sub with Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup ham finely diced
  • cup carrot finely diced
  • ½ cucumber
  • ½ cup canned corn strained
  • 1 stalk green onion finely sliced
  • ½ cup Japanese mayo or sub with normal mayo
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon white granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp black pepper add more if you wish


  • ½ teaspoon salt for cucumbers


  • Slice your cucumber into quarter long vertical strips and then slice strips into wedges (see picture above). Spread the cucumbers on a large plate. Sprinkle salt all over the cucumbers to force the cucumbers to release water. Set aside to allow the salt to do its work for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a small pot of water to boil and lower your eggs. Boil on medium-high heat, uncovered for 8 minutes. Prepare an ice bath and transfer boiled eggs into it. Allow them to cool down. Then crack and peel them. Transfer the eggs into a large mixing bowl.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of hot water to a boil on medium-high heat. Lower in sliced potatoes. Boil for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Strain and rinse potatoes under cold water to bring them to room temperature. Add to large mixing bowl with eggs. With a potato masher, mash potatoes and eggs until creamy and fluffy.
  • Use a clean paper towel soak up the excess water from the cucumbers. Once the cucumbers are dry, add them to your potato and egg mixture.
  • Then add sliced ham, finely chopped carrots, canned corn, green onions, Kewpie mayo, salt, sugar, and black pepper. Mix everything together with a spatula. You may enjoy it at room temperature or chill for one hour or overnight.
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Suggested Equipment & Products

Potato Masher
Large Pot 5 Qt
Small pot
Cutting Board
Santoku Knife

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Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 389mg | Potassium: 774mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1019IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 2mg