Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Winter Potato Salad



I made this potato salad to go with dinner on New Year's Eve and everyone loved it! I have made it a few times in the past and it is always very easy to prepare and tasty! It comes from French Food at Home by Laura Calder. In the book it is listed as Alsatian Potato Salad but on her show it is called Warm Potato Salad. To keep things complicated I call it Winter Potato Salad because it is served warm. The combination of the light grape seed oil and the tangy white wine vinegar is warm and cozy - just like a winter blanket!

Ingredients

1-1/4 pounds new waxy potatoes, unpeeled
1 cup shelled peas
1/4 Pound bacon, cut into pieces
1 medium red onion, chopped
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/2 cup grape seed oil
salt and pepper to season

Directions

Boil the potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender. Drain, peel, and slice into a large bowl. Meanwhile, cook the peas in a saucepan of boiling salted water until tender. Rinse immediately under cold water, drain, and set aside.

Fry the bacon in a frying pan. When crisp, add the onion and garlic, and stir to warm through. Pour over the vinegar to deglaze, scraping up the good bits from the bottom of the pan. Stir in the stock and oil. Add the peas to warm through. Then combine all with the potatoes in the bowl. Season with salt and pepper, and serve.


Have a fabulous day!

23 comments:

Blair said...

Looks so yummy!

KatieSPerk said...

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short southern momma said...

ohhhhh that looks so good! My DH would love it! Thanks so much! xoxo

Leah said...

This is great... I want a warm potato salad.

Pink Martini said...

Sounds good! Thanks. Have a cozy day. :)

Nezzy said...

OOoooh Hubby is goin to love this!

God bless

PinkPolkadotAA said...

That looks SOOO GOOD! Must try this one.

American in Norway said...

Yum! I am so in the mood for warm comfort food...gonna have to try this tomorrow.. thanks for sharing!

Travelbug Mom said...

I've never purchased grape seed oil, but I am going to search it out so I could make this YUMMY recipe. Thanks.

Semi-Slacker Mom said...

Looks good. Got any leftovers?

Henley on the Horn said...

Thank you! I love trying new things:)

Children of the 90s said...

I am going to try making this! The flavor sounds really good. I love warm potato salad.

Jill said...

Yum, I love potato salad. The peas sounds really good in this dish!

Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman said...

YUM! Sounds so good. Not much of a cook over here, but could prob manage this recipe! Happy New Year!

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HeidiG said...

That looks fantastic!! I just copied it into my recipes folder. Thanks for sharing!!

Fifi Flowers said...

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Millennium Housewife said...

Yup, you really wouldn't want to call it Alsation Potato Salad, Health and Safety would be right over.

Suburban Princess said...

Millennium Housewife - Not to mention PETA!

thepreppyprincess said...

Seriously. Like. This. recipe. Yumalicious!
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The Rural Socialite said...

Yummy!
Thanks for your comments today!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

This look delicious! Definitely going into the recipe binder!

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