Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad

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Is it just me or does it feel like everyone’s having babies?  Friends, family members (I’m expecting a niece or nephew any day now), and tons of bloggers (who, of course, I consider my friends) are all pregnant.  There are newborns and toddlers all around me!  And I love them all… I really do.  I adore children and it’s been marvelous getting to watch them grow.  But I’m also glad that I can hold them and play with them and feed them and spoil them rotten… but once there’s poop or vomit, I can give them back.  Yeah, that’s nice.

The point of this post, however, is to honor my friend and fellow food blogger, Jen Schall of My Kitchen Addiction.  She is one of those many pregnant people in my life and she should be popping some time in the next month.  Jen and I have met each other a handful of times, but I feel like I’ve truly gotten to know her through our interactions on each other’s blogs, Facebook, Twitter and a number of other social media networks.  I can easily say that she is one of the sweetest people I’ve met and she also happens to be a damn talented baker (she made these amazing gluten-free cookies last year for The Big Summer Potluck.  She was modest about her skills, but everyone agreed that they were fabulous).  Jen, if you’re reading this, I want you to know that I adore you and I know that you’re going to make the most wonderful and caring mother.

Anyway, a bunch of us bloggers have joined forces to throw a big virtual surprise baby shower for Jen.  We’re all bringing something to the party: snacks, desserts, and plenty of good wishes.  Here’s a list of some other folks who are in on the shower… be sure to check them all out.  Oh, and if you have any words of wisdom for Jen, feel free to leave them in the comment section.  Unfortunately, I have none.  Good luck, I guess. Do people say that?

Here’s the list of other participating bloggers and their recipes:

Bluebonnets & Brownies | Raspberry Lemon Fruit Dip
Sugarcrafter | Sweet Potato Cake with Honey Buttercream
My Baking Addiction | Mini Pumpkin Pies
Simple Bites | English Eccles Cakes
Stetted | Roasted Red Pepper and Caramelized Onion Dip
Food for my Family | Homemade Pear Italian Sodas with Cardamom Cream
eat. live. travel. write. | Goat Cheese and Tomato Tartlettes
Gimme Some Oven | Creamy Caramel Apple Dippers
Dessert For Two | Caramel Apple Cookie Cups
Bake at 350 | Soft Sugar Cookies for a Baby Shower
TidyMom | Apple Pomegranate Spritzers
i am baker | Advice to a New Mommy
Healthy Green Kitchen | Guacamole with Pistachios
Tracey’s Culinary Adventures | Caramelized Onion, Gruyere and Bacon Spread
What Megan’s Making | Apple Spice Muffins
Cookin’ Canuck | Gorgonzola Cheese Cups with Pear & Hazelnut Salad
Bellalimento | Frozen Berry Shortcake
Shugary Sweets | Caramel Apple Truffles
GoodLife Eats | Coconut Lemon Banana Bread

FINGERLING POTATO SALAD

FINGERLING POTATO SALAD

Roasted Fingerling Potato Salad

Ingredients

2 lbs fingerling potatoes, cut in half (or quarter) lengthwise, depending on size

1 lb green beans, washed and ends trimmed

Olive oil

Salt

Herbes de Provence

1 tbsp whole grain dijon mustard

1 tsp sugar

Juice of half a lemon

Extra virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons salt

1 tsp red pepper flakes

Crumbled feta or goat cheese.

 

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a baking pan with aluminum foil.

2. In a bowl, toss the fingerling potatoes with a drizzle (around a tablespoon) of olive oil, a hearty sprinkle of salt and Herbes de Provence.  Spread across baking pan and cook in the oven for 25 minutes.

3. While the potatoes are cooking, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook green beans for 2 minutes.  Drain the beans and shock in a bowl of ice water.  If some of the beans seem too large, cut them in half.  Set aside

4. Check on the potatoes and if they haven’t started to brown, broil them for 3-5 minutes, or until they get some color.  Remove from the oven.

5. In a bowl, whisk together the dijon mustard, sugar, salt, lemon juice, and olive oil.

6. Transfer the potatoes and green beans to a serving bowl and toss with the dressing.  Season with red pepper flakes.

7. Sprinkle crumbled feta or goat cheese on top and serve .

 

 

 

 

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  • Aimee @ Simple BitesSeptember 20, 2012 - 8:25 am

    I think ‘good luck’ is completely appropriate. =) And yes, babies everywhere!

    I’m totally crushing on this salad, though, with its simple execution and rustic look. You constantly amaze me with your ability to bring humble ingredients together and make them sing.

    This is going on my weekend menu!ReplyCancel

  • AmandaSeptember 20, 2012 - 8:26 am

    This so beautiful Brian… the perfect dish for any party!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel CooksSeptember 20, 2012 - 8:28 am

    Yum! Love everything about this!ReplyCancel

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  • DessertForTwoSeptember 20, 2012 - 9:11 am

    What a gorgeous salad! :)ReplyCancel

  • MonetSeptember 20, 2012 - 9:13 am

    Just lovely sweet friend. And I completely agree, everyone is having babies! This is a beautiful potato salad. So much more elegant than what is normally served. Thank you for inspiring me to pick up a bag at the market today. Hugs and love.ReplyCancel

  • Ann MahSeptember 20, 2012 - 9:37 am

    A virtual surprise baby shower? What an adorable idea! Any new parent would love the sublime simplicity of this recipe.ReplyCancel

  • Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.September 20, 2012 - 9:50 am

    What a great idea Brian!ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ My Kitchen AddictionSeptember 20, 2012 - 9:50 am

    If I’m reading this?? Of course I am reading it!! :)

    Thanks so much for your sweet post, Brian. I am so lucky and blessed to have so many amazing friends. It’s been such a pleasure getting to know you better over the past few years. Hopefully I will see you soon so that I can get you to take a few photos of the new baby, since you take the best photos of pretty much anyone I know!

    And, this potato salad looks absolutely perfect… Everything about it! It is perfect for a fall get together, and I know we’ll be getting some potatoes in our CSA very soon, so I will give it a try. Yum!ReplyCancel

  • Bev @ Bev CooksSeptember 20, 2012 - 10:19 am

    I just love your dreamy photography! It’s like I’m in an old western movie and I’m on a horse and I’m wearing a cape. It’s pretty hot.

    this looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • Paula - bell'alimentoSeptember 20, 2012 - 10:24 am

    That is one gorgeous potato salad & I totally agree with Bev. Now where’s my cape ; )ReplyCancel

  • Heidi @foodiecrushSeptember 20, 2012 - 10:29 am

    Babies all around you? Is it making you baby hungry Brian? I love how simple the recipe is, with the add-on of green beans and zero mayo for a healthier version. Nice work mister!ReplyCancel

  • CarolynSeptember 20, 2012 - 10:33 am

    No babies here, I am SO done with that. You can have one of mine, if you want ;)

    Yummy baby potatoes, though.ReplyCancel

  • Ana CooksSeptember 20, 2012 - 10:37 am

    I’m in love with your food photography!
    It’s different from all the other food blogs i follow…
    it’s warm and cozy.
    I just loved it!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny @ BAKESeptember 20, 2012 - 10:58 am

    what a gorgeous dish! i love the vintage feel of your photographsReplyCancel

  • MallorySeptember 20, 2012 - 11:07 am

    Love the salad and the photos…you always have such lovely pictures that make my stomach growl! I love the haziness.
    Love the idea of a virtual baby shower, and yes, everyone is have children!ReplyCancel

  • Sommer@ASpicyPerspectiveSeptember 20, 2012 - 11:56 am

    It looks gorgeous, I’m sure Jen would love it!ReplyCancel

  • Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and DessertsSeptember 20, 2012 - 1:26 pm

    There are babies galore lately! What a great potato salad for a party. I love that they are roasted!ReplyCancel

  • DeniseSeptember 20, 2012 - 2:40 pm

    Brian, great use of flavors. I love adding green beans to a potato salad as I am all about texture. Have never thought of adding feta, what a wonderful way to get the creamy part of the salad involved. Keeping this on file!ReplyCancel

  • KatieSeptember 20, 2012 - 3:03 pm

    Honestly, I’ve been seeing so many pregnant people and small babies in and around Boston lately. I was starting to wonder if maybe I had just become more observant in general, or developed a fine-tuned sensitivity to large bellies… I’m slightly relieved that others are noticing the same!ReplyCancel

  • Kiersten @ Oh My VeggiesSeptember 20, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    Yes, I feel the same way–so! many! babehs! This salad is so perfect for this time of year–beans are at the end of their season & potato season is just starting. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kiran @ KiranTarun.comSeptember 20, 2012 - 5:35 pm

    LOVE that you paired it with green beans. So rustic and flavorful :)ReplyCancel

  • bridget {bake at 350}September 20, 2012 - 7:52 pm

    Love, love, love…especially the bit of crumbled cheese on top. So pretty…and I don’t say that about vegetables very often! ;)ReplyCancel

  • Sylvie @ Gourmande in the KitchenSeptember 20, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    This whole baby thing must be in the air, seems like everyone I know is pregnant or just gave birth as well!ReplyCancel

  • Andrew FrishmanSeptember 20, 2012 - 8:23 pm

    Mmmmnnnn!. . . I LOVES me some fingerlings, especially when they are potatoes (or even better, trout!)

    Cuando todo está dicho y hecho, el acto de ser uno de los padres consiste en un conjunto de actividades radicalmente desinteresada y muchas veces incomprensible inconveniente. Dos adultos que de otro modo podría emplear su tiempo y sus recursos en actividades placenteras de diversa índole optar por buscar la vivienda y proporcionar alimentos y otras instalaciones para los organismos dependientes cuyos horarios completamente personal, por otra parte, no podría estar en mayor desacuerdo con los adultos, y que involucran a sus padres literalmente durante décadas en un compromiso entre un programa de trabajo o de placer y las exigencias de su descendencia. No es del todo sorprendente que los padres pueden tener un hijo, aunque sólo sea por error o debido a las expectativas confusas de felicidad. Lo que es realmente sorprendente es que la mayoría de los padres tienen más de un hijo.
    Lionel TigerReplyCancel

  • Lisa | With Style and GraceSeptember 20, 2012 - 9:46 pm

    Yes, it’s true, everyone is pregnant. I think it’s all the kids from the baby boom generation who are now having kids. Oh, I’d totally eat this, but probably pick out the green beans – says my pregnant self ;)ReplyCancel

  • sippitysupSeptember 21, 2012 - 12:20 am

    I thought you might be spilling some important new yourself;-) GREGReplyCancel

  • KimberleySeptember 21, 2012 - 2:05 am

    Dreamiest pictures ever! And yes please to this potato salad. It sounds wonderful.ReplyCancel

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  • JeanetteSeptember 21, 2012 - 8:08 am

    I just love the idea of a virtual party – love the mood set by your special photo effects! This salad is perfect for the cooler weather coming.ReplyCancel

  • Lora @cakeduchessSeptember 21, 2012 - 11:16 am

    Jen is such a doll and I am so happy for her. I think this potato salad is a delicious idea for a real baby shower. Or for me right now for lunch!:)ReplyCancel

  • Heather | Farmgirl GourmetSeptember 21, 2012 - 4:27 pm

    How fun. I love this blogging community! So amazingly wonderful. The fingerling salad looks darned tasty too!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Ana LeeSeptember 21, 2012 - 7:59 pm

    Photos are okay — but very dark & look washed out. Try using natural light & a light box.

    I am a food stylist :-))ReplyCancel

  • JulieDSeptember 22, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Your potato salad sounds and looks great…I’m now obsessed and have to try these soon!! What a great thing you all did for Jen!!ReplyCancel

  • TracySeptember 23, 2012 - 1:58 pm

    Thank you so much for bringing this delicious salad to Jen’s virtual shower (and for being the only boy to attend, haha)! It looks amazing, and I’ll definitely be adding this to my party food repertoire. I know Jen will love it, too!ReplyCancel

  • Amber | Bluebonnets & BrowniesSeptember 23, 2012 - 9:45 pm

    Brian, thank you so much for being a darling friend and participating in Jen’s shower. I’m normally not a potato salad fan at all – but yours looks simply gorgeous! Loving the green beans and red pepper flakes too, and that there’s no mayo in sight!ReplyCancel

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  • shelly (cookies and cups)September 24, 2012 - 9:51 am

    Potato Salad is my weakness…I honestly can’t wait to make this!ReplyCancel

  • StaceySeptember 26, 2012 - 11:55 am

    Wonderful post Brian! Must be in the air….got a couple of maternity sessions. ;) Love the cool, moody images!ReplyCancel

  • KaseySeptember 26, 2012 - 8:28 pm

    Hi, preggo here! I understand your sentiment…and I feel like a lot of people are pregnant, too! So lovely of you to throw a virtual baby shower for your friend…and this salad sounds delicious. Love me some fingerling potatoes, esp. at this time of year.ReplyCancel

  • MeetaSeptember 27, 2012 - 3:22 pm

    I’m not having any babies — but I will have another portion of this. A great potato salad!ReplyCancel

  • Roxana | Roxana's Home BakingSeptember 28, 2012 - 11:01 pm

    if you ever get to central VA you’re more than welcome to baby sit mine for few hours :)
    Lovely salad Brian, perfect for any partyReplyCancel

  • JoyOctober 17, 2012 - 1:27 am

    The salad looks looks wonder.ReplyCancel

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