For the sake of making potato salad a little more commute-friendly, skip the mayonnaise and head to this vinegary, mustardy roasted-potato salad. It surprises with walnuts and basil—and just so happens to bend and flex to support a week of meals.
Make a big batch—or two—of this potato salad over the weekend. Here are just some of the ways it can get you halfway to a meal all week long:
Shortcut Pierogis: Fill pierogi dough with mashed up potato salad. It's seasoned enough that you needn't add anything else to the filling.
Mashed Potatoes Cakes: Add a little cream or milk and smash the potatoes to make chunky mashed potatoes. Form the potatoes into a patty, then dip in an egg wash and panko breadcrumbs. Fry on each side in hot oil until golden.
Seafood Salad: Go to your local fishmonger and stick whatever's freshest into the potato salad. Maybe octopus, seared scallops, salmon, or a white flaky fish. All that's needed is a squeeze of fresh lemon.
Soft Boiled Egg on Top: Make a quick lunch by topping the potato salad with a soft-boiled egg. Drizzle with olive oil and add a pinch of salt.
Avocado Potato Salad: Transform this potato salad by adding a smashed avocado to a extra layer of creaminess. You can keep it vegan, or add a little chopped slices of bacon.
Warm Chicken Salad:Roast a chicken, then shred it and toss with warmed potato salad and leafy greens. You can even out the whole thing between two crusty slices of bread to make a chicken salad sandwich.
Hash: Since you already roasted that chicken, make a chicken-potato hash with warming spices and eggs on top.
How else can potatoes save the day? Let us know in the comments below!
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).