A little while back, I read an article highlighting Julia Child’s home in Provence and the fact that it was for sale. An interested buyer had come forth, and as I perused the photos of the home, I enviously wondered who would be the lucky person to live in that home.
French Potato Salad
Fortunately, the buyer has decided to rent out the home to interested tourists, which means there’s a chance that one day, each of us might have the opportunity to stay in Julia’s beautiful, historic home.
Wouldn’t that be a dream? Kind of like this French potato salad, which is a spin off of [easyazon_link identifier=”0375413405″ locale=”US” tag=”monpetitfour-20″]Julia Child[/easyazon_link]’s and [easyazon_link identifier=”0375404317″ locale=”US” tag=”monpetitfour-20″]Jacques Pepin[/easyazon_link]’s recipe.
I love the rustic, simple approach that the two take towards French potato salad. You don’t have to peel the potatoes, chop them into fine pieces, or use any heavy dressings.
A simple drizzle of [easyazon_link identifier=”B0027HUUNG” locale=”US” tag=”monpetitfour-20″]olive oil[/easyazon_link], some [easyazon_link identifier=”B00D3TTU4M” locale=”US” tag=”monpetitfour-20″]dijon mustard[/easyazon_link], and a good grind of sea salt and freshly ground pepper is all you need. You get tons of flavor from some quickly sautéed scallions, garlic, and red onions.
I left out the white wine she uses because I prefer the flavor without it, and I incorporated some of the freshness of spring by swapping out green beans in favor of roasted asparagus.
To turn this French potato salad into a meal rather than just a side, I added some hardboiled eggs. I thought it to be a very French thing to do, plus don’t eggs and potatoes just go so well together?
I can’t tell you how tasty this French potato salad is. It’s fresh, yet hearty and warm, and it’s positively addictive. Since I’m a big fan of goat cheese, I crumbled some on top while the salad was still warm, which only made the cheese creamier and more sensational.
Whether you make this as a side or main dish, it’s sure to be a favorite among your family and friends.
Serving Size: 2 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381