French Potato Salad with White Wine and Tarragon

French Potato Salad with White Wine and Tarragon


  • Serving Size: Serves 4
  • 1 lb. fingerling potatoes, halved
  • 2 Tbs. dry white wine
  • 1 Tbs. white wine vinegar, more to taste
  • 1 Tbs. minced shallot
  • 1-1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp. minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
  • Kosher salt
  • 3 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 Tbs. sliced scallions
  • 2 tsp. thinly sliced chives
  • 1 tsp. minced fresh tarragon


1. Put the potatoes in a pot of cold, well-salted water. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer to a clean kitchen towel to dry.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the wine, vinegar, shallot, mustard, garlic, sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Whisk in the oil and season to taste with pepper. Add the potatoes, toss gently, and let sit for 5 minutes.

3. Just before serving, stir in the scallions, chives, and tarragon; season to taste with salt and more vinegar.                                                                                                              

                                                                                                                                                - Laraine Perri for Fine Cooking