Jacques' French Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

Recipe posted in Epicurious, April, 2012 - recipe from Jacques Pepin. Posted for ZWT 8 - France. (boiling time for potatoes is estimated as none was given).

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Scrub the potatoes and place them, whole, in a saucepan with water to cover by 1/2 inch. Bring the water to a boil, reduce the heat, and cook the potatoes gently until they are just tender and can be pierced with a sharp knife. Drain immediately and let cool slightly. If desired, scrape the skin from the cooked potatoes as soon as they can be handled. For a decorative look with fingerlings, scrape off only a band of skin, about 1/2 inch thick, all around the long sides of the potato.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a small saute pan. When hot, add the scallions and the onion, toss to coat well, and cook for about a minute over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, toss to mix, and cook for just a few moments, then remove the pan from the heat.
  3. Slice the potatoes while still warm, cutting them crosswise into 1/2 inch sections. Put the pieces in a large mixing bowl, pour the wine and 3 or 4 tablespoons olive oil over them, and toss gently to distribute. Add the warm vegetables from the pan, mustard, chives, chopped herbs, salt and pepper and gently fold all together, mixing well but not crushing the potatoes. Taste the salad and add more seasonings as you like.
  4. Serve the potatoes warm (no colder than room temperature). Arrange the large radicchio leaves, if you have them in a close circle on the serving platter, with their curved insides up, to form a rough bowl. Spoon the potato salad inside the leaves, sprinkle with chopped egg around the edges, and parsley over the top.


Most Helpful

This was a nice change of pace from mayonnaise-based potato salad. I especially enjoyed the flavor of the onions after cooking them (okay, I admit it, I cooked them more like 3 minutes), they were so sweet.

threeovens July 28, 2012

I wasn't too sure about this Oil and wine and mustard and warm veggies i my potatoe salad. I really liked it and will make it again Thanks for posting . Made for world tour 8

bigbadbrenda July 25, 2012

This was really good, as most of his recipes are. The flavors are well-balanced and the salad was just perfect with grilled chicken. This is the second time in a week that I've made this. DH loved it and wanted it again. It's a nice change from the regular mayo-based potato salads.

Pesto lover July 24, 2012

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