Red Potato Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 27 min
  • Prep: 15 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 12 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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2 pounds small red bliss potatoes, scrubbed but not peeled

1 tablespoon kosher salt

4 cups cold water

1 cup dry white wine

4 parsley stems

6 black peppercorns

2 sprigs fresh thyme


3 tablespoons white wine vinegar

1/4 to 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley or a mixture of fresh herbs

1/3 cup minced shallots or red onion

Freshly ground black pepper

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  1. Slice the potatoes 1/3-inch thick and put in a saucepan with 1 teaspoon of the salt, the water, and the wine. Tie the parsley stems, peppercorns, and thyme in a piece of cheesecloth and add to the pot. Bring to a boil over high heat and immediately lower the heat to maintain a gentle simmer. Cook until the potatoes are tender but not mushy, about 12 minutes. Drain; discard the herb bundle and transfer the potatoes to a bowl.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking make the dressing. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, parsley, shallots, the remaining 2 teaspoons of the salt and pepper. Gradually whisk in the oil to make a dressing. Toss the warm potatoes with the dressing gently so as not to break up the potatoes. Allow the salad to sit at room temperature for 1 hour to marinate, tossing several times to coat the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Serve at room temperature.
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