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Pickled Potato Salad

Pickled Potato Salad


  • 4 medium Russet potatoes

  • Salt

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), plus more for drizzling

  • 1/4 pound bacon, finely chopped

  • 1 red onion, finely chopped

  • 1 fresh chile pepper, such as Fresno or red finger chile, seeded and finely chopped

  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds

  • 1 teaspoon mustard seeds

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon superfine sugar

  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar

  • 1 can beef consomme

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

  • Freshly ground pepper


Peel the potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Put the potatoes in a pot, cover with water and season with salt. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and cook until tender, 7-8 minutes. Meanwhile, heat the EVOO in a saucepot over medium heat. Add the bacon and cook until crisp, 2-3 minutes. Add the onions, chile, coriander seeds, mustard seeds and bay leaves, and cook until tender, about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with the sugar, then douse the pan with the vinegar and stir until combined. Add the consomme and cook until reduced to 3/4 cup. Drain the potatoes, then toss with the dressing and the parsley in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with EVOO.