So, I’m pretty famous for my potato salad, but normally I make my Southern German (Bavarian or Swabian variety). Today, I thought I’d try a new and different kind for the BBQ that I am going to: French-style Herb Potato and Egg Salad. A little sweet, a little dill, very herby and turned out really really well, for a recipe that I made up on the fly. The eggs are semi-soft boiled (“7 minute eggs”) so their yolks actually mix well into the dressing, making it very creamy.
2 1/2 pounds new or baby Yukon Gold potatoes, scrubbed
4 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons whole grain mustard
1 teaspoon honey
1/3cup olive oil
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup parsley leaves
3 tablespoons coarsely chopped dill pickles
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
Steam potatoes, covered, in a metal steamer basket set in a large pot over boiling water until tender, 20–30 minutes, depending on size. Transfer to a plate and let cool.
Meanwhile, cook eggs in a large saucepan of boiling water until whites are set and yolks are still slightly soft, 7-8 minutes. Drain; transfer eggs to a bowl of ice water and chill until cold. Drain and peel; set eggs aside.
Toast mustard seeds in a dry small skillet over medium-low heat, tossing constantly, until seeds start to pop, about 1 minute. Transfer to a small bowl.
Whisk vinegar, mustard, and honey in a large bowl. Whisking constantly, gradually add oil; whisk until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper. Set 3 tablespoons of vinaigrette aside for drizzling.
Halve potatoes and add to bowl with vinaigrette. Add parsley and toss to coat; season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a platter. Halve eggs and tuck in between potatoes. Drizzle with reserved vinaigrette. Top with pickles, chives, and toasted mustard seeds.