Potato Salad (Salade de Pommes de Terre) - dummies

By Mary Sue Milliken, Susan Feniger, Helene Siegel, Cesare Casella, Jack Bishop, Tom Lacalamita, Heather Dismore, Martin Yan, Dede Wilson, Joan H. Moravek, Kristin Eddy

This simple-to-make French potato salad is a delicious departure from the all-too-familiar mayonnaise variety. Cooking the potatoes in white wine and vinegar infuses them with even more flavor as they cook.

Potato salad with white wine and vinegar.
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Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

2 pounds small red or new potatoes, pricked twice with a fork

1-1⁄2 cups dry white wine

1⁄4 cup white wine vinegar

1 teaspoon salt

1 small onion, finely chopped

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf Italian parsley

Salt and pepper to taste

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot with the white wine, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil and cook, covered, until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

  2. Remove the potatoes with a slotted spoon to a serving bowl. Cut them into quarters. Sprinkle with the onion.

  3. Bring the cooking liquid to a boil and reduce by half. Pour into a small bowl.

    Add the olive oil and parsley and whisk together. Season with salt and pepper. Pour over the potatoes and toss well. Serve warm.