Idaho Fingerling Potato Salad


  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon French whole grain mustard
  • 1 tablespoon minced pickled cucumber
  • 6 green beans, blanched and split down the seam into halves
  • 1 tablespoon English peas, blanched
  • 3 Idaho® Ruby Crescent Fingerlings, boiled in salted water, peeled, sliced into discs and chilled
  • 5 Frisée leaves
  • 2 Idaho® French Fingerlings, boiled in salted water until tender, reserved warm
  • 2 Idaho® Russian Banana Fingerlings, boiled in salted water until tender, peeled, halved, sautéed in olive oil until golden brown, reserved warm
  • 2 Idaho® Russian Banana Fingerlings, rubbed with olive oil and salt, baked until tender, reserved warm
  • 1 teaspoon sour cream
  • 1 chive, cut into 1/2-inch lengths
  • 1/2 hard boiled egg, cut into two pieces
  • 6 tomatoes (cherry-size, assorted varieties), oven-dried
  • 2 slices pickled radish, thin
  • 1 Idaho® French Fingerling, sliced thin, fried crisp, lightly salted
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Fleur de sel to taste
  • Fresh ground black pepper


To Plate
  1. Paint the center of the plate with the mayonnaise and mustard in a wide stripe from corner to corner.
  2. Pull a little off to a third corner so it will be visible once all of the components are in place.
  3. Arrange the minced pickled cucumber in the fourth corner.
  4. Toss the green beans, peas, chilled fingerlings, and frisée with olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Toss the boiled fingerlings with olive oil and reserve warm.
  6. Cut a slit in the baked fingerlings and push the ends to open a cavity in the center.
  7. Garnish with sour cream and chives.
  8. Arrange all of the various ingredients on the plate in a random fashion over top of the mayonnaise and mustard stripe.
  9. Leave the potato chips for last to garnish the top so they stay crispy.
  10. Drizzle the remaining olive oil around the edge of the plate.
  11. Sprinkle some fleur de sel and fresh black pepper over the dish to taste.
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Yield: 1 serving

Josh Loeb
Independence Golf Club-Fall Line and Tavern 19
Richmond VA

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