Classic potato salad

Classic potato salad

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(11 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 6 with leftovers
Team with Christmas leftovers or summer BBQ favourites. Either way, Matt Tebbutt's Classic potato salad is hard resist

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal144
  • fat6g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs22g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.04g
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Ingredients

  • 800g small new potato
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 shallots, finely chopped
    Shallot

    Shallot

    shal-lot

    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • 1 tbsp small capers (optional)
    Capers

    Capers

    kay-per

    Capers are the small flower buds of the Capparis shrub, which grows in the Mediterranean. As…

  • 2 tbsp cornichons, finely chopped (optional)
  • 3 tbsp mayonnaise, or to taste
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • small handful parsley leaves, roughly chopped
    Parsley

    Parsley

    par-slee

    One of the most ubiquitous herbs in British cookery, parsley is also popular in European and…

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes in salted water for 20 mins until just cooked, drain, then cool.

  2. Cut the potatoes into chunks, then throw into a bowl with the shallots, capers and cornichons, if using. Add enough mayonnaise to bind, then mix together the olive oil and vinegar and add just enough to give a little sharpness to the salad. Stir in the finely chopped parsley and serve.

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Hououin Kyouma
9th Apr, 2017
5.05
What a great recipe! I replaced the vinegar with lemon juice, which made it very fresh, and added a tbsp of coarse mustard. We normally do just mayonaise, mustard, shallots and parsley, but adding oil and something sour really made the difference! Thanks for sharing!
lammy1971@gmail.com
9th Apr, 2016
I swapped the vinegar for lemon juice & zest. I also added finely chopped red chilli. Gorgeous.
Frantic Flapjack
2nd Jun, 2015
2.55
This potato salad was okay but not the best ever. I left out the capers but used cornichons. Also I didn't bother with the olive oil and white wine vinegar. The chopped parsley gave it a lovely fresh flavour.
Ms_Savvy
17th Jun, 2017
5.05
It's now 2017 and I found this recipe via google. Just made it and already it tastes great (and will be even better tomorrow after a night in the fridge). This comment made me laugh so much! I did use olive oil (but less than the recipe said), white wine vinegar, capers and gherkins as a substitute for cornichons. There are hundreds of potato salad recipes out there - why go for one you're not going to use half the ingredients for!
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CherryBrownie
25th Aug, 2015
Hilarious, I also find that chocolate brownies are a bit rubbish but I always leave out the chocolate, sugar and flour ;-)
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dhoohar
5th Jul, 2015
Maybe it would have turned out better if you hadn't omitted the capers, olive oil and white wine vinegar. I find it odd that you rate a recipe when you left out nearly half of the ingredients!
jess7498
16th Sep, 2014
5.05
This is much nicer than shop bought, however it wasn't quite as tasty as I thought it might be. I didn't have any capers but everything else was as recipe. Still v nice.
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katycooks
13th Sep, 2013
I made this exactly according to the recipe and it was simply delicious. So much nicer than shop bought versions and very easy to do. This is my "go to" recipe now.
fizzh89
15th Jul, 2013
Made this for a bbq yesterday, and in my opinion it beats the shop bought ones hands down! I've never been a big fan of bought potato salad, as the dressings taste so artificial. I didn't have cornichons (I admit I had to google it to find out it's geurkhins!) but will get some for next time I make it. Will most definitely be making this again, quick easy and yummy!
dwatson27
24th May, 2013
5.05
Made this recipe several times now and it goes down a treat! I have to make it in large quantities as everyone wants an extra portion to take home :).

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dantan
7th Jan, 2014
Wonderful recipe i added a teaspoon of dijon mustard to the mayo before adding it to the salad and a good measure of freshly ground black pepper. I think this makes a good addition.