Great for salads because they hold their shape once cooked, these fingerling potatoes are steamed, which enables them to retain more nutrients than when boiled. The gremolata-inspired dressing (with parsley, lemon, and garlic) adds a twist to this side.
1/2 pound white fingerling potatoes
1/2 pound red fingerling potatoes
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 garlic clove, crushed and minced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1 tablespoon capers, drained
How to Make It
Steam potatoes, covered, 12 minutes or until tender. Cover and chill.
Combine juice, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; slowly add oil, stirring well with a whisk. Stir in rind and garlic; let stand 10 minutes. Stir in parsley and capers.
Cut potatoes into quarters; add potatoes to juice mixture, tossing to coat.
This salad is FABULOUS! I have made it for years now, ever since it was in the magazine. It is great with grilled chicken or fish or anything else for that matter! I need to make this more often! Great one again CL!
Perfect dish for a summer BBQ or buffet and great dish to bring to a potluck. I substituted capers with fresh basil pieces and added a bit more garlic and lemon juice than instructed. When traveling, prepare the dressing at home and apply it to the potatoes just before serving. Even my mom, who has a scared, bland palate, loves this. I now make this dish by popular demand.
Wow! Potato salad is usually quick and easy but before this recipe I'd never call it light and refreshing! I made it exactly as written except that I used all colors of fingerlings. It made a pretty dish, nice enough for special dinners and I plan to serve it again this Easter Sunday. It's also perfect for summer cookouts - I served mine w/ grilled pork tenderloin, sliced tomatoes and sauteed squash and onions. Got rave reviews! FYI, Costo has fingerilngs in a 5# bag!
- I used this recipe but substituted Sesame Oil for the OO and tossed the potatoes in the marinade before baking them on a cookie sheet. It was very good.
- I also tried it by steaming the potatoes first, then tossing them in the above marinade, then broiling them for 10 minutes. It was good too.
A favorite in our household, this is the perfect summer side dish. If you like piccata type flavors, then this will be a hit. I probably added additional garlic because we are obsessed with it. I have also purchased the white only fingerling potatoes that you can steam in the microwave and this works just as well. Step aside macaroni salad, here comes fingerling!
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