Food - Drink
The Unexpected Ingredients That Will Transform Your Potato Salad
There will always be purists who claim that traditional American potato salad, made simply with mayonnaise, boiled eggs, celery, and onions, shouldn't be altered. Then there are the versions that are so unusual that you can't help but raise an eyebrow, tilt your head to the side, and eventually want to taste them.
The Takeout features two New Orleans-based eateries that are reinventing the traditional potato salad. Picnic, Provisions & Whiskey poach their potatoes before frying them in hot and spicy fried chicken fat and topping them with white miso, lemon, and sea salt-infused Dukes Mayonnaise.
After roasting potatoes at a high temperature and letting them cool, the chefs at Commander's Palace give them a lovely crisp and drizzle them with caramelized garlic that has been flavored with cognac and shiitake mushrooms. As if that weren't enough, the potatoes are then drizzled with liquified hogs head cheese, a mixture of cooked-down pork scraps.