Shake up plain potato salad by grilling the potatoes and tossing them in a cream cheese-based, herb-packed dressing.
In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, herbs, milk, mayonnaise, vinegar, mustard, lemon zest, and 3/4 tsp. each salt and pepper. Blend with an electric hand mixer on medium speed until smooth; set aside.
Prepare a gas or charcoalgrill for indirect cooking over medium-high heat: On a gas grill, heat all burners on medium high and then turn off all but one burner just before cooking the potatoes; on a charcoal grill, bank the coals to one side of the grill.
In another large bowl, toss the potatoes and shallots with the olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. pepper. Put the potatoes and shallots on the cooler side of the grill (if the bars on your grill grates are far apart, lay a piece of foil down and put the potatoes and shallots on it), cover, and cook until tender and golden-brown, flipping once, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the potatoes to the bowl of dressing. Transfer the shallots to a cutting board, coarsely chop, and then add them to the potatoes. Stir gently to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Serve warm along with grilled bratwurst for a hearty meal.
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It was disappointing. Was hoping for something more. It seemed a bit too rich with the amount of cream cheese used. The cheese seemed to overwhelm the herbs and I used plenty of fresh herb as the recipe stated. EDIT: I had to come back and add a comment. This was much better after sitting overnight in the fridge. It was good as a cold potato salad versus serving up while warm.
Lovely! I love trying new and different potato salad recipes. I used buttermilk instead of whole, and used cilantro, basil, and chives. Wasn't up for firing up the grill, so roasted the potatoes and shallots instead.
Not my favorite. I had such high hopes, because I liked the idea of the grilled onion, potato flavor. Grills certainly vary, and so I think it's important to understand yours. Following the directions, things weren't getting done. So, I turned on the sear burner again to raise the temperature. Took the shallots off before the potatoes. Fine! Mixed all together, and it just seemed too rich.
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