Alexandre Dumas Potato Salad
Editor's Note: This summer, add this recipe for Alexandre Dumas Potato Salad to your list of go-to side dish recipes. Zesty and full of flavor, this easy potato salad recipe by the renowned chef James Beard will quickly become part of your repertoire. This recipe has only three steps, too, and is the perfect option for both first-time cooks and people with busy schedules. This versatile side dish is perfect for just about any meal this summer, so bring it along to your next potluck, picnic, or pool party. Instead of purchasing pre-made potato salad, roll up your sleeves and get cooking with this easy potato salad recipe.
The classic French potato salad with a wine-and-oil marinade. First introduced in Alexandre Dumas’s Dictionary of Cuisine.
Total Timeunder 1 hour
Make Ahead RecipeYes
Occasional Fresco, Buffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get Together, Game Day, Picnic, Tailgate Party
Recipe CourseSide Dish
Taste and TextureHerby, Light, Savory, Sharp, Tangy
Type of DishSalad
- 6 good-size new or waxy potatoes, unpeeled
- 2 tablespoons salt
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup dry white wine
- 8 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- ½ cup chopped parsley
- ½ cup chopped green onion or chives
Boil the potatoes in their skins in salted water to cover until just pierceable. Drain and peel while hot.
Slice them into a bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper, and pour the wine and oil over them. Let them cool, then add the vinegar, parsley, and green onions or chives, and toss lightly.
Serve with cold meats or chicken, or as part of a summer buffet.
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