What To Do With A Pound Of Red Bliss Potatoes

Red bliss potatoes — also known simply as red potatoes — are versatile kitchen ingredients that don't need much embellishment to taste amazing. Use them to make these lemony roasted potatoes, or get the most out of herb season with a flavorful batch of parsley potatoes. But truly, if you have a pound of red potatoes and aren't sure what to do with them, there's one reliable use for these tubers that will knock your dish out of the park every time. Instead of staring at the pile of potatoes in your pantry, make potato salad.

Of course, you can make potato salad out of multiple different kinds of potatoes, but the red bliss variety is particularly perfect for this summertime potluck dish. Why? Unlike others, these potatoes soften without losing their texture. And they are simple to prepare because you do not have to peel them — their papery skin adds both color and texture to the finished product.

How to make potato salad with red bliss potatoes

For a quick and easy French potato salad, wash and dry your pound of red bliss potatoes. Then boil them for up to half an hour, until they are nice and soft but not mushy. Drain the potatoes and let them cool, then chop them into bite-sized pieces.

While you wait for the potatoes to be ready, chop some scallions, parsley, and dill. Then in a small bowl, mix olive oil, garlic, Dijon mustard, Champagne vinegar, salt, and pepper. When all of the components are ready to go, combine them in a larger bowl, gently folding them together with a spoon until all of the potatoes are coated with the dressing and the herbs are evenly dispersed. Once the potato salad is mixed, you can serve it as is, or chill it for a while in the refrigerator. This is one of those dishes that is just as good after being chilled as it is when it's freshly made.