Pitmaster Potato Salad - Fire Roasted "No Mayo" Potato Salad
Pitmaster Potato Salad - Fire Roasted "No Mayo" Potato Salad
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Cooking the potatoes over hot coals sets this pitmaster potato salad apart from all others. Charring the potatoes this way, the potatoes become earthy, sweet, and rich, and a careful choice of dressing and the other ingredients produces the most delicious version of potato salad ever.

INGREDIENTS

Potatoes:

  • 2 1/4 pounds large Yukon gold potatoes

Dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

Salad:

  • 1/4 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup diced celery
  • 1/4 cup diced dill pickles
  • 1/4 cup diced roasted sweet red peppers
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced chives or green onion

DIRECTIONS

  1. Nest potatoes directly in hot coals in a charcoal grill. Surround potatoes with coals for even roasting. Roast until charred, 6 to 7 minutes. Turn potatoes and continue to roast until deeply charred outside and tender inside, 6 to 7 minutes more.
  2. Remove potatoes to a bowl, cover with foil, and let cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour, or preferably overnight.
  3. Combine Dijon mustard, cider vinegar, rice wine vinegar, vegetable oil, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a bowl for the dressing and whisk thoroughly.
  4. Scrape, peel, or cut off any fully charred surface of potato, leaving some dark brown bits for a deeper flavor. Cut potatoes into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch size pieces.
  5. Add potatoes to dressing, along with red onion, celery, dill pickles, and red peppers. Toss well with a spatula until evenly mixed. Cover; refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving, or up to overnight. 
  6. Add chives, mix well, and season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

 

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