Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Winter Roasted Potato Salad w/ Garlic & Herbs

Not really sure why Nigel Slater calls this a "salad". It's more like roasted smashed potatoes with a warm mustard vinaigrette. Call it what you wish, but I call it delicious!

Served alongside a roast chicken and some green beans, the food moans could be heard around the block.

Roasted Potato Salad w/ Garlic & Herbs (adapted from Nigel Slater)

10-12 new potatoes

6 whole cloves of garlic, not peeled
olive oil
sprig of fresh rosemary, sage or thyme
sea salt

For the dressing:

2 tbsp red wine vinegar
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
5 tbsp olive oil

Preheat oven to 400F.

Whisk together the dressing ingredients and season with salt and pepper.

Place the little new potatoes in a roasting pan and scatter the garlic cloves around them.
Drizzle w/ olive oil and sprinkle w/ sea salt. Scatter the herb sprigs around the potatoes and roast for 45 minutes until puffed and golden.

Gently smash the roasted potatoes with the back of a fork and drizzle over some of the dressing (you can save the rest for a salad or next week’s potatoes). Squeeze the roasted garlic from its peel and add to the salad.


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Proud Italian Cook said...

Looks like a fantastic dinner Stace, your roast chicken looks fabulous!

Bob said...

I don't know why it would be called a salad either, but it looks awesome. The chicken looks perfect, too.

Kelly Ann said...

I saw this yummy looking recipe in Slater's book and now I will definitely be making it! LOVE this book! Thanks for trying it first.

thehungrynavigatrix said...

Argh! You're making me very hungry, they look gorgeous!

dm said...

Love Nigel Slater. I want his backyard with all the veggies,fruits, and flowers growing.

Joanne said...

What's in a name anyway? Sounds super tasty!

LovesAvocado said...

I have this book too. Why haven't I tried this recipe yet!? Looks delicious. I will have to try it soon. :)

Oui, Chef said...

Oh yes...these will be made. I just bought this book and can't wait to get started cooking from it.