Olly Russian Salad: Russian salad known in Russia as Oliver salad was originally created in the 1860s by a chef of one
of the most celebrated restaurants in Moscow named Lucien Oliver. It is said that at the turn of the
20th century a sous-chef stole the recipe and overtime sold it to be publish. Now it is a popular salad
world wide and although there are many variations on this salad it has become one of the main dishes
served for New Years in many countries around the world. Here for you is a great and authentic take
on this salad.
Yields: 6 servings.
2 peeled carrots
1 cup of frozen peas
½ a fresh celery stalk
4 small cornichons
3 nice potatoes
¼ cup of chopped parsley
4 spoons of thick sour cream
Salt and pepper
Method of Preparation:
1. Dice the carrots and potatoes and then cook them in a pot of boiling salted water for
about 6 minutes.
2. Add the cup of frozen peas to the boiling water and cook for about 4 minutes or until
everything is cooked and tender.
3. Drain the vegetable and place them in a bowl to cool.
4. Cut the cornichons in half and thinly slice the half celery stick as well then add them in to
the cooled potato mix.
5. Season the sour cream with a little salt and pepper and pour into the salad, then add in the
chopped parsley and combine everything well.