Saturday, August 17, 2013

Roasted Potato Salad

by Peg Cochran

Summer is in full swing and everyone is thinking about ribs, hamburgers, hot dogs and cold desserts.  Unfortunately the menu so often includes the same old, same old potato salad, macaroni salad and cole slaw which by August is beginning to pale.  This recipe is a bit of a twist on potato salad that will have your family and guests sitting up and taking notice.  It makes a nice alternative when you've had your fill of the other kind.

2.5 lbs. small red potatoes
1 garlic clove chopped or pressed
5 tablespoons olive oil (divided)
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon grainy mustard
1 teaspoons minced chives
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary.

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Cut potatoes into quarters, or, if very large, into eighths.

Scatter the garlic and 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large baking pan.  Add potatoes, salt and pepper and toss well to coat potatoes.  Roast for 30 to 40 minutes, tossing occasionally, until potatoes are soft on the inside and nice and crispy on the outside.

Beat the vinegar and mustard in your serving bowl.  Whisk in the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil.  Add potatoes and mix gently.  Let cool to room temperature.  Just before serving fold in the chives and rosemary.

Makes six servings
Chopped fresh herbs lend taste and aroma

Potatoes tossed with olive oil and garlic about to go in the oven

A delicious alternative to regular potato salad

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  1. You are right Peg--this looks like such a refreshing change. And roasted potatoes of any kind are great. enjoy the picnic!

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  3. Thanks, Lucy, it's a family favorite!

  4. Yum! I was just wondering what go withs for a bbq tomorrow and you've solved the problem!

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Brava! I have two bags of baby potatoes in my fridge waiting for potato salad. You have saved me from the same-old, same-old recipe. Thank you, Peg. Have a tasty weekend...

    ~ Cleo

  6. Peg, this recipe looks like the perfect escape from the standard mayonnaise- based potato salads. I'm anxious to try it!

  7. A great variation on the classic.
    I'm with Lucy/Roberta--roasted potatoes are wonderful!

  8. Lovely, Peg. It's such a nice twist on the old classic!


  9. We were on vacation all week and I never found potato salad on a menu. Left home craving it, and got back still craving it, so now, I will just have to make it myself and try out this great recipe. Thank you Peg. I love making recipes given out by other people as mine have become a bit boring. Thanks again.