Friday, June 17, 2011

White Wine, Shallots and Vinegar Potato Salad

It's Friday! Yay! Can you tell I'm excited? I have so many recipes planned to make this weekend. I'm baking cupcakes with my niece on Saturday and on Sunday I'm making traditional Armenian food in memory of my dad. I can't wait to get started. Until then, I have the recipe for the potato salad I posted yesterday for my Sunday Southern Supper.

White Wine, Shallots and Vinegar Potato Salad

1-2 pounds red potatoes cut in halves
1 cup dry white wine, I used Chardonnay
2 medium shallots minced
1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablepsoon chopped fresh chives
zest of a lemon
1-2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (this depends on how many pounds of potatoes used)
salt & pepper to taste

Boil potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside.
In a medium saucepan, combine wine, shallots, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until mixture is reduced by half. Remove from heat, stir in vinegar, then whisk in olive oil. Set aside.
In a large bowl combine potatoes, wine mixture, chives and lemon zest. Toss until potatoes are coated with dressing. Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Serve at room temperature.

What do you have planned this weekend?


  1. I love the look of this potato salad. You can actually recognize the potatoes. So many recipes have potato salad looking like a bowl of gunk. This looks delicious and I love the interesting addition of the wine.

  2. Oh my gosh you must have read my mind! I have been searching for a no-mayo potato salad recipe. Thank you SO much for sharing this one! Looks amazing :)