French Potato Salad

French Potato Salad created by jackieblue

This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa cookbook. It is WONDERFUL! The fresh herbs are essential--don't even try to make it with dried. It is also important to use a good flavored olive oil. Whenever we make this, it gets rave reviews. My husband could eat it daily for a week. Easy to double or triple for a crowd! Something different from your typical mayo based potato salad!

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20mins
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  • Cut potatoes in half, quarters if they are larger.
  • Steam until cooked--can pierce easily with fork (can boil if you prefer).
  • Drain in colander and place a towel over the potatoes to allow them to steam for 10 more minutes.
  • Place in medium bowl and toss gently with the wine and chicken stock.
  • Allow the liquids to soak into the warm potatoes before proceeding.
  • Combine the mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper and slowly whisk in the olive oil to make an emulsion.
  • Add the vinegarette to the potatoes.
  • Add the green onions, dill, parsley, and basil.
  • Serve warm or at room temperature.
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"This recipe is adapted from the Barefoot Contessa cookbook. It is WONDERFUL! The fresh herbs are essential--don't even try to make it with dried. It is also important to use a good flavored olive oil. Whenever we make this, it gets rave reviews. My husband could eat it daily for a week. Easy to double or triple for a crowd! Something different from your typical mayo based potato salad!"

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  1. Siren Chef
    Have been making this Ina recipe for years - including at a dinner party with Tuna Nicoise - and every time people want the recipe.
  2. pittgal
    We love this salad, it is a nice change from the regular mayo potato salads. I used a white wine vinegar and left out the dill. Excellent for a summer picnic.
  3. Arichka
    Very good. I also saw Ina Garten making it on TV. I substituted balsamic vinegar with the juice of 1 lemon and I also used dijon mustard seeds instead of ready to eat mustard. Came out delicious,wedid not have leftovers . The only downside is that it doesn't look very appealing to the guests,since potatoes don't hold their shape when mixing. I will still be making it for our summertime famly meals. Thank you.
  4. Arichka
    Very good. I also saw Ina Garten making it on TV. I substituted balsamic vinegar with the juice of 1 lemon and I also used dijon mustard seeds instead of ready to eat mustard. Came out delicious,wedid not have leftovers . The only downside is that it doesn't look very appealing to the guests,since potatoes don't hold their shape when mixing. I will still be making it for our summertime famly meals. Thank you.
  5. EinyOpi
    Sorry folks, I know everyone else seemed to love this recipe... I did not. I made it exactly as written and everyone agreed that it just seemed to be missing something. I'll try another recipe. Thanks.
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