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Monday, March 26, 2012

French Potato Salad with Beef Strips

This potato salad is often used as a main dish in the summertime, but I think it is fine anytime. The idea is that you begin with a simple stewed-style "pot roast dinner" and save some extra meat and a little stock for the salad. I didn't have a pot roast cooked so I used a left-over flank steak. Actually I cooked an extra one for this purpose.

French Potato Salad with Beef Strips
about 4-6 servings
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2 pounds potatoes (white rose or red)
1/2 cup white wine or beef stock
salt and pepper to taste
6 tablespoons olive or peanut oil
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons minced green onion or shallot
1 tablespoon minced parsley
2 cups cold beef, cut in julienne strips

Cook the potatoes in their skins just until tender. Do not overcook. Mix the remaining ingredients in a salad bowl, and whisk around with a fork until blended. As soon as the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and cut them in slices about 1/8-inch thick. If the skins are nice and thin and the potatoes fresh from the garden, I don't peel them. Gently mix with dressing.


  1. A good use for the leftover beef.

  2. this is on my list. i will make the flank steaks again soon and serve them on this. what a good idea for a dinner!

  3. oh yum, this is a great salad!

  4. Yum! My favorites in one dish: beef and potatos! Happy Monday!

  5. This sounds delicious. I would make the salad with or without the steak, too. I do love flank steak. xo

  6. What a delicious-sounding salad!


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