French Potato Salad, from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook PRINT
- YIELD: 6 servings
This recipe comes from The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook, by Ina Garten.
This is a healthier alternative to potato salad made with mayonnaise— perfect for transporting to potlucks.
It’s very versatile, because you can adjust the herbs to those that you like best.
|1||pound small white boiling potatoes|
|1||pound small red boiling potatoes|
|2||tablespoons good dry white wine|
|2||tablespoons chicken stock|
|3||tablespoons Champagne vinegar|
|½||teaspoon Dijon mustard|
|2||teaspoons kosher salt|
|¾||teaspoon freshly ground black pepper|
|10||tablespoons good olive oil|
|¼||cup minced scallions (white and green parts)|
|2||tablespoons minced fresh dill|
|2||tablespoons minced flat-leaf parsley|
|2||tablespoons julienned fresh basil leaves|
Drop the white and red potatoes into a large pot of boiling salted water and cook for 20 to 30 minutes, until they are just cooked through.
Drain in a colander and place a towel over the potatoes to allow them to steam for 10 more minutes.
As soon as you can handle them, cut in 1/2 (quarters if the potatoes are larger) and place in a medium bowl.
Toss gently with the wine and chicken stock. Allow the liquids to soak into the warm potatoes before proceeding.
Combine the vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.
Add the vinaigrette to the potatoes. Add the scallions, dill, parsley, basil, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and toss. Serve warm or at room temperature.