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k potato fortune

By chef_6kasie, member

Posted: June 9th, 2011

Potato salads mix well with just about any ingredient, from plain to fancy. Customize your own potato salad with the Recipe Maker. Created Using: Potato Salad
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For the Dressing
1/3 cup mayonnaise
1/3 cup sour cream
3 Tbs. white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp. curry powder
1 tsp. honey
1 tsp. finely grated orange zest
2 tsp. finely grated lemon zest
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeng
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
For the Salad
1 tsp. plain rice vinegar
kosher salt
3-1/2 lb. medium waxy potatoes, such as Yukon Gold or red (or 3-1/4 lb. baby potatoes), scrubbed clean
1 cup thinly sliced celery and chopped celery leaves
1 cup halved, seeded, and thinly sliced cucumber
1 cup fresh sweet corn kernels, blanched
3/4 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 cup cooked, diced shrimp
1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted
3/4 cup chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/2 cup coarsley chopped walnuts, toasted

Make the Dressing

Whisk all the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl.

Make the Salad

Combine the rice vinegar and 2 tsp. salt in a large bowl. Let sit to dissolve the salt. Put the potatoes and 2 Tbs. salt in a 6-quart pot and add enough cold water to cover by 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat and reduce the heat to maintain a simmer. Cook the potatoes until barely tender when poked with a fork or skewer, 20 to 25 minutes. If the potatoes aren't all the same size, remove them as they are cooked. (Baby potatoes will take 5 to 10 minutes.)

Gently drain the potatoes in a colander and set aside until just cool enough to handle. Using a paring knife, peel the potatoes by scraping off the skin. (Skip this step if using baby potatoes.) Cut the potatoes into 3/4-inch chunks. Add the potatoes to the bowl with the vinegar and gently stir with a spatula to coat. With your fingers, pull apart any pieces that are stuck together.

When the potatoes have completely cooled, gently fold the celery, cucumbers, sweet corn, bacon, shrimp, almonds, parsley, and walnuts into the potatoes. Fold in enough dressing to generously coat the potatoes (you may not need all of the dressing). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve at room temperature or cold.

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