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Roasted Potato Salad with Crispy Prosciutto & Mustard Vinaigrette


Serves six.

  • To learn more, read:
    Roasted Potato Salads
  • by from Fine Cooking
    Issue 80

This salad is perfect with grilled pork chops or roasted pork tenderloin.

  • 4 thin slices prosciutto (about 2 oz.)
  • 4 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup finely diced (1/4 inch) cornichons or gherkins
  • 3 Tbs. grainy or whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tbs. white-wine vinegar
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 recipe Simple Roasted Potatoes
  • 3 Tbs. coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

Heat the oven to 400°F. Cut the prosciutto crosswise into 1/2-inch strips. Arrange the strips in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake, watching closely, until crisp and light golden, 6 to 8 minutes. With a spatula, loosen the prosciutto from the pan and set aside.

Heat 1 Tbs. of the olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots and cook, stirring frequently until soft, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the remaining 3 Tbs. olive oil, the cornichons, mustard, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste and mix well.

Add the warm shallot-mustard vinaigrette to the potatoes along with the reserved prosciutto and parsley. Toss, taste for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Serve immediately.

nutrition information (per serving):
Size : based on six servings, Calories (kcal): 300, Fat (kcal): 18, Fat Calories (g): 160, Saturated Fat (g): 2.5, Protein (g): 6, Monounsaturated Fat (g): 12, Carbohydrates (mg): 30, Polyunsaturated Fat (mg): 1.5, Sodium (g): 890, Cholesterol (g): 5, Fiber (g): 3,

Photo: Scott Phillips

everyone loves this when I make it. Of course I add some extra prosciutto.

I've made this several times. It's a really nice change from mayonnaise-based potato salads. Like the previous reviewer, I cooked the prosciutto in slices and then crumbled into the finished salad. Much easier.

This was very yummy. Rather than slice the proscuitto, I roasted it in the slices and crumbled it when adding to the potatoes. I will definitely make it again.

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