Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Bobby Flay's Grilled Potato Salad


I'm not a huge fan of potato salad or pasta salad with a lot of mayonaise. I usually make my potato salad with oil and vinegar which you can see here but this time I wanted to try something different. Everything seems to make it's way onto the grill these days and I wanted to see what the hype was about. I found this recipe in Bobby Flay's grilling cookbook but you can also find it here on the food network. I made some changes to suit our tastes and the end result was a huge hit. I hope you give this one a try and feel free to change things up if you like and don't be afraid if you don't have every ingredient a recipe calls for. Often enough there are great substitutions sitting in your pantry or fridge. Here's what I did or I should say what WE did. Steve did the grilling! Thanks honey!

French Style Grilled Potato Salad

Adapted from Bobby Flay


2 1/2 pounds small new potatoes (red and yellow), scrubbed
1/2 cup olive oil, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 small red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh parsley


Cover potatoes with water in a medium saucepan. Add 2 tablespoons salt. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until tender, about 8 minutes. Drain potatoes and let cool and slice into 1/4 inch slices.

Heat the grill to medium.

Brush the potatoes with 1/4 cup of the oil and season with salt and pepper. Place the potatoes on the grill, cut-side down and grill until lightly golden brown, about 4 minutes. Turn the potatoes over and continue grilling until just cooked through, about 4 minutes longer.

While the potatoes are grilling, whisk together the vinegar, mustard, and 1/4 cup oil in a large bowl, add the red onion and parsley and stir to combine.

Remove the potatoes from the grill and immediately add to the bowl with the other ingredients and gently stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper. Let sit at room temperature at least 15 minutes before serving. If it seems a little dry add a little more oil.




Lucy said...

Now that I could do just fine. It looks sooooo good, Michele! YUM!

Zoe said...

This sounds absolutely delicious! I love the idea of grilling the potatoes first.

Sophie said...

Ooh I want some! I keep seeing all these recipes with dijon that I want to try, this is one of 'em.

=0) Hope you had a great 4th of July weekend!

Megan said...

Ooh. Thanks for sharing! I'm always looking for mayo-free potato salad recipes. And since this looks more like grilled potatoes than potato salad, I might even be able to get my boyfriend to try it!

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

I'm with you - this is the kind of potato salad I like best. Your photos make it look mouthwatering.

Anonymous said...

Oh wow does THAT look DELICIOUS! :)

teresa said...

This looks awesome! I love potato salad, but I've never had it grilled, yum!

Dionne said...

Bobby Flay knows what he's doing! This looks awesome! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Bridgett said...

This beats a mayo laden potato salad any day. I bet the grilled potatoes take on a delicious flavor that really kicks it up. I definitely need to try this one.

Laura said...

This looks completely different and delicious. Will most definitely be trying. Thanks for sharing!

Patti T. said...

I have made a similar salad, but I didn't grill the potatoes. What a great idea! You inspire a lot of people with your blog I am sure!

Danielle said...

I love potatoes! those look really good!!

Courtney said...

Yummy! As a Southerner, I'm pretty sure mayo free potato salad is an abomination, but this looks so good! Usually I'll do a foil packet on the grill with mushrooms & onions but the potatoes with grill marks looks even better!