Saturday, 25 August 2012

Potato Salad

I am not normally a fan of potato salad because most people put way too much mayonnaise on it for me. I prefer this European style potato salad. You boil some waxy potatoes and then peel them when they are hot and toss them in a flavourful vinaigrette when they are still warm to absorb all the goodness. It is excellent served warm or cold.

You will need:

  • 6-7 potatoes (waxy)
  • 1/2 onion
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 3 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • salt/pepper to taste (potatoes love salt and pepper)

optional -you can also sprinkle on some bacon bits for good crunch and flavour.

Step 1: in a large pot boil some waxy (I have used red skinned) potatoes whole until tender. When they are cooled enough peel the skin and slice.

Step 2: prepare your vinaigrette in a bowl adding all remaining ingredients.

Step 3: toss your potatoes while they are still hot or warm which will allow the flavours to absorb better. It can be served warm or cold. If you put in the fridge for an extended period of time you may want to redress the potatoes with a bit more dressing to refresh it before serving.

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