Salt-Crusted Baby Potatoes with Ranch, Bacon and Scallions

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Inactive:
5 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 1 pound mixed baby potatoes
  • Kosher salt
  • Ranch Dressing, recipe follows, for serving
  • Crumbled cooked bacon, for serving
  • Sliced scallions, for serving
  • Ranch Dressing:
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 scallion (white and light green parts), thinly sliced
Directions
  • Put the potatoes and 1/2 cup salt in a large saucepan. Cover by about 1 inch with cold water. Bring to a boil, lower the heat and simmer until the potatoes are fork tender, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Set aside to dry so the salt crystalizes, about 5 minutes. Keep warm.

  • Divide the potatoes among 4 plates. Drizzle with some Ranch Dressing and sprinkle with some bacon and scallions.

Ranch Dressing:
  • Smash the garlic on a cutting board, sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt, and, with the side of a large knife, mash and smear the mixture to a coarse paste. Scrape the paste into a small bowl and add the mayonnaise, buttermilk, chives, parsley, vinegar, scallion and black pepper to taste. Whisk well to make a creamy dressing. Use immediately or refrigerate in a tightly sealed container for up to 3 days.

  • Yield: 1 1/3 cups


CATEGORIES:
View All

Cooking Tips
More Recipes and Ideas
Loading review filters...
BROWSE REVIEWS BY KEYWORD
    Reviews

    Not what you're looking for? Try:

    Salt-Crusted Fingerlings

    Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri