Monday, July 5, 2010

Nana Flora's Awesome Potato Salad

I wanted to share with you my mother, Nana Flora's, awesome potato salad recipe. The flavor of this salad is outstanding. Really. Of course I wouldn't be my mother's daughter if I didn't play with the recipe a bit and add my own twist! When I saw these beautiful garlic scapes at the farm stand down the street I knew I wanted to try substituting these for the scallions in this recipe.

Nana Flora's Awesome Potato Salad
8 red potatoes, scrubbed and sliced
1/2 lb. of fresh green beans, stemmed and sliced
1/4 cup sliced scallions OR 1/4 cup cup garlic scapes chopped
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
3 Tbsp. Fresh Tarragon chopped (or 3 tsp. dried)
3 Tbsp. Fresh Dill chopped (3 tsp. dried)
3 Tbsp. Fresh Chives chopped
3 Tbsp. White Vinegar
2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tbsp. chicken broth
2 Tbsp. Spicy Brown Mustard
Boil potatoes 6-8 minutes.

Add the green beans and cook another 3 minutes. If you're using scapes add these to the boiling water at the same time as the green beans to soften them up a bit.While the vegetables are cooking mix vinegar, EVOO, Chicken Broth, Spicy Brown Mustard, Salt & Pepper together to make the dressing. Set aside.

Drain potatoes, rinse in cold water and drain again. Add your chopped herbs.

Pour on the dressing and stir gently.

My pictures do not do this salad justice. The flavors of the dressing and fresh garden herbs are out of this world. I particularly like that there is no mayo in this potato salad. It's wonderful at summer dinners, barbecues and picnics and the flavor just gets better as it sits over night.

Our boys will not eat ANY potato salad but all of the adults at the 4th of July barbecue gave this a definate 5 spoons!
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1 comment:

  1. Ohmy, this is completely different than the potato salad my family makes! Wow! And also - you're the second person to teach me a bit about scapes. I really need to try them out!!


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