Fossie’s charred corn and potato salad

Fossie’s charred corn and potato salad

By
From
Mr Wilkinson's Simply Dressed Salads
Serves
2-4
Photographer
Jacqui Melville

My business partner, Ben Foster, is a damn good cook. Don’t tell him I said that, but he really is – although he’s a bit messy in the kitchen, like all ‘home chef wannabes’, hehehe. This is one of his staple summer/early-autumn salads that I have enjoyed many a time at his house.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
1kg boiling potatoes, peeled and roughly diced, such as pink fir, kipfler or small nicolas
2 corn cobs, husks removed
125g A Frenchman’s mayo
1/4 teaspoon chipotle chilli powder
1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno chillies, chopped
3 spring onions, chopped
1 small handful coriander, leaves picked, washed and chopped
1 lime, juiced

Method

  1. Place the potato in a pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and cook for 5–7 minutes, or until tender when poked with a sharp knife. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, preheat a chargrill or barbecue to high. Toast the corn cobs until nicely browned all over, but not burnt (you could even toast them over a naked gas flame). All up it’ll take a good 15–20 minutes to cook the cobs. Take off the heat, leave to cool a little, then slice off the kernels using a sharp knife.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, stir together the mayonnaise, chilli powder and jalapeño chilli.
  4. Put the potato and corn in a mixing bowl, then stir in the mayo mixture. Add the rest of the ingredients and season with salt flakes and freshly ground black pepper. Mix together gently, then serve.
  5. This is the perfect barbecue salad or lunch. A good sprinkling of fried bacon or chorizo doesn’t go astray, and adds a lovely texture.
Tags:
salad
salads
vegetables
Back to top
    No results found
    No more results
      No results found
      No more results
        No results found
        No more results
          No results found
          No more results
            No results found
            No more results
              No results found
              No more results
              Please start typing to begin your search
              We're sorry but we had trouble running your search. Please try again