Made a wonderful potato salad from a Paula Deen recipe the other day. For those of you who don't know Paula Deen, she is Savannah's #1 lady, along with her sons she owns The Lady and Sons restaurant in downtown Savannah, she has her own cooking show on Food TV and she has written a load of cookbooks. If you don't mind fattening, her recipes are pretty good, as she says she's not your dietician she's a cook.
Anyway, this is the recipe for Red Potatoes and Green Bean Salad.
3lb. bag of new red potatoes, quartered (I used less because there are only the 2 of us)
1 lb fresh green beans (again I used less, but they were fresh from the garden as were the potatoes)
1/3 cup Olive Oil (I used less because you don't need that much)
2 1/2 Tbs White Wine Vinegar (I substituted seasoned rice wine vinegar, it's a little sweeter)
1/4 Tsp Dijon Mustard
1/4 Tsp Dill
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
In a large saucepan add potatoes to enough water to cover them. Bring it to a boil and boil for 8 minutes. Add green beans, return to a boil and cook for 2 minutes ( I think I actually cooked it for about 4 more minutes, but check your beans, they need to be cooked, but not overcooked). Drain and cool slightly
Place potatoes and green beans in a serving bowl.
In a small bowl whisk together the Olive Oil and the other 5 ingredients. Pour over potatoes and green beans, tossing gently to coat. Cover and chill.
As I said this was delicious. We love potato salad and I'm always looking for new takes on it. I've used several of Paula's recipes and usually like them. As for her restaurant, it's ok (is that damning with faint praise?). Whenever people visit us they always want to eat there, so we warn them, take them and they agree, it's "OK". But there's always lines out in front of it so she must be doing something right.