POTATO SALAD WITH PROSCIUTTO CRUDO, GRILLED ZUCCHINI AND PARMESAN FLAKES

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I don’t have much to say today, well I always have a lot of opinions but I have learnt to keep them inside since I came here. I don’t really know if it is that I’m getting wiser or if the reason is that I have realized that as a foreigner in a strange land, I rarely manage to convince people to think the way I do because they have their own ways and culture, something I will always be a stranger to even if I feel very integrated in the context I’m living in, it’s impossible to assimilate cultural habits and stories when you move to a new country as an adult. ButI just realized that I need to go to Sweden soon (and fortunately we are) because I’m a bit tired of being a stranger, or at least more or less immediately being spotted as one, I just want to melt in without feeling different. Not that I feel at home in Sweden any longer, I have lived abroad far too long and I am now living in a limbo where I don’t feel really at home in any place at all. I usually don’t care about this but right now I just would like to be able to go home (somewhere) and just be. Anyone who knows what I’m talking about?

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POTATO SALAD WITH PROSCIUTTO CRUDO, GRILLED ZUCCHINI AND PARMESAN FLAKES or INSALATA DI PATATE, PROSCIUTTO CRUDO, ZUCCHINE GRIGLIATE E SCAGLIE DI PARMIGIANO

Potatoes
Zucchini
Prosciutto crudo
Parmesan cheese
Lime or lemon juice
Herb salt
Olive oil, extra virgin one

– Boil and peel the potatoes. Slice them and out these in a bowl.
– Slice the zucchini length wise and then grill the slices without oil in a grill pan if you have one, otherwise you can do it in a skillet. Add them to the potatoes.
– Cut the prosciutto crudo into smaller pieces and add to the bowl.
– Whisk a little lime juice together with herb salt and olive oil and add it to the salad, mix well.
– Cut flakes off the parmesan cheese and top the salad with them. I use a clean potato peeler when I do it.
– Serve!

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