French Potato Salad

Posted by Brette in Food

I love potato salad. My grandmother was the queen of potato salad makers and I learned how to make an awesome one from her. I’m very, very fond of the family recipe and generally will not eat potato salad in restaurants or delis because it does not measure up. Martha had big shoes to fill with her French Potato Salad (July Martha Stewart Everyday Food – not up on the site).

Fr Pot saladThis potato salad was not difficult and it didn’t require any peeling, which gave it bonus points as far as I’m concerned. You use new or fingerling potatoes. Boil them then chop up some red onion. Mix up the dressing – oil, Dijon mustard, vinegar, shallot and herbs. Toss it and you’re done. I let mine sit in the fridge for a few hours which helped the flavors meld.

I liked this, but it’s not as good as my grandmother’s. It is, however, totally different. It’s a nice change and is a great thing to serve on a summer evening. It tastes light and feels very refreshing.

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  • I love potato salad but generally prefer the creamy versions. Do you ever share your grandmother’s recipe?

  • I don’t really have a recipe – I just know how to make it! It’s pretty simple. You have to use old white potatoes. Boil and peel them and cut them up. Chop up onion and celery. Then you need lots of hard boiled eggs. Some cut up and some in slices to put on top. Add parsley. Mix in Miracle Whip and a little yellow mustard. Salt and pepper. Sprinkle paprika on top. I just do it to taste. The next time I make it I’m going to try to measure so I can have a written recipe to give to people.