No churrasco would be complete without a potato salad

Gaúcho – Brazilian Potato Salad

By on July 24, 2015


Brazilian churrasco, or barbecue, originated from the ‘Gaúchos’ – cowboys from the southern Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, with a strong culture of food, music and dancing that is still expressed today. No churrasco would be complete without a potato salad. Here’s our take!


  • 6 slices of Jamon
  • 12 very small washed Chat Pontiac or Desiree potatoes, boiled
  • 1 tbs olive oil extra to serve.
  • 6 soft boiled free range eggs, peeled and chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 150g corn
  • 150g peas
  • 1 medium green apple, cubed
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 200g Chris’ Traditional Corn Relish
  • Parsley and mint to serve


  • In a heavy based fry pan, begin to fry of the Jamon and set aside
  • Dress the boiled potatoes in the ham-flavored oil. As the potatoes soften and warm through, use a heavy quality egg lifter or BBQ tool press them flat in the fry pan. Add more oil if needed (we want them crispy and brown!)
  • Set aside on kitchen paper to cool slightly, then place in a large bowl  
  • In a pot of lightly salted water, blanche the peas, carrot and corn for 2-3 minutes. Drain well
  • Combine the apple and cranberries to the smashed fried potatoes
  • Add chopped egg and begin to add Chris’ Traditional Corn Relish, one tablespoon at a time, to generously coat the salad
  • Serve and garnish with mint and parsley