Italian Potato Salad

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller

 

Crispy salami and a sweet-sour dressing take this over the top.

Yield:

Makes 6 to 8 servings

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Recipe Time

Hands-on: 20 Minutes
Total: 55 Minutes

Ingredients

2 pounds fingerling potatoes
3 (4-inch) fresh rosemary sprigs
2 garlic cloves
2 bay leaves
1/4 cup olive oil
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 (2-oz.) salami piece, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons chopped shallot (1/2 large shallot)
3 tablespoons sherry or red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons sorghum syrup or honey
1/4 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
1/3 cup olive oil
2 cups loosely packed baby arugula
1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon or basil

Preparation

1. Bring first 5 ingredients and water to cover to a boil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, and boil 15 to 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Drain; discard rosemary, garlic, and bay leaves. Sprinkle potatoes with salt; gently stir to coat. Cool 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, sauté salami in a medium-size nonstick skillet over medium heat 1 to 2 minutes or until crisp; drain on paper towels.

3. Whisk together shallot and next 4 ingredients. Add 1/3 cup olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking constantly until smooth.

4. Cut potatoes in half lengthwise. Toss together potatoes, vinegar mixture, arugula, and tarragon. Add salt and pepper to taste. Top with salami just before serving.

Note:

Andrew Ticer and Michael Hudman,

Andrew Michael Italian Kitchen and Hog & Hominy, East Memphis, TN,

February 2014