Parmentier (French-Style) Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

In France, a man called Parmentier is credited with popularising potatoes. This is why any dish with his name in is likely to contain potatoes. This is another recipe which I have adapted from a 'Pan or Wok' recipe card from International Masters Publishers.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Peel and cut the red onion into 8 wedges, finely chop the garlic, rinse the lentils, place them in a wok of boiling water and cook rapidly for 10 minutes. Reduce the heat and cook for a further 10 minutes, then drain and rinse.
  2. Cut the potatoes into bite-sized pieces, heat the oil in a frying pan or wok, add the potatoes and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes. Add the onion and stir-fry for a further 3-4 minutes.
  3. Stir the mustard seeds into the pan or wok and stir over the heat until they are no longer popping. Add the lentils and mix well.
  4. Remove the pan from the heat and transfer the mixture to a serving dish. Allow it to cool.
  5. MAKING THE DRESSING: Put the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and coriander in a jug. Season to taste and whisk well.
  6. Add the dressing to the salad and toss lightly, then serve.
Most Helpful

Very interesting combination of textures with the potatoes and lentils and crunchy little mustard seeds. Took a few bites to adjust, but liked it.

Ms*Bindy September 06, 2005

I personally didn't care for this but everyone else did & my 8yodd LOVED it. I thought it was an odd but interesting recipe and the majority of people liked it!

Elmotoo September 05, 2005