French Potato Salad with White Wine

  • 40 mins
  • 8 ingredients
  • Servings 6
  • Prep 15 min
  • Cook 25 min
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  • 2 lbs small red potatoes (the smaller the better) you may leave skin on or off.
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2 tbs white wine wine, champagne or tarragon vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 6 tbs olive oil
  • 2 tbs fresh tarragon ( or 1 tbs dried)
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste.
This is a mayonnaise free version of potato salad, flavored with white wine, Dijon mustard and spices. We’re sure it will be a welcome addition to your favorite recipes.


  • In a large stock pot, place potatoes (unpeeled) and cover with cold water. Add 2 tsp of salt to the water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook until just tender. The potatoes should be “almost” tender when pierced with a fork.
  • Drain and return to the warm pot over low heat for a few minutes to dry, stirring gently a few times.
  • Cut potatoes in half and add to a bowl.
  • Add the shallot and wine. Toss and let the wine soak in for 10 minutes, gently stirring.
  • In a small bowl, combine the wine vinegar and mustard. Add the olive oil a little at a time, whisking constantly
  • Pour over the potatoes and mix well.
  • Season with tarragon, salt and pepper.
  • This salad may be served warmed or chilled.


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