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French Potato Salad Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Lynn Henley
Added: Sunday, September 3, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 lbs. red potatoes
6 tbsp. red wine vinegar
1 shallot (or 1/2 onion), minced
2 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 tbsp. whole-grain mustard (any spicy mustard is good)
1 tbsp. fresh dill, minced
salt and ground black pepper to taste
6 tbsp. olive oil

Directions:
Directions:
Cut potatoes into bite size pieces and bring to a boil in a large pot with enough salted, cold water to cover. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until the potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork, approximately 15 minutes. Drain and place in medium bowl while still warm.

Whisk together in a small bowl, red wine vinegar, shallot, parsley, mustard, dill, salt and pepper. Add olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly.

Pour dressing over potatoes, toss gently to combine. Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 to 8 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This is a great potato salad for those who do not like mayonnaise (like Bill and Kate!). The fresh herbs really make it special.

 

 

 

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