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Italian Potato Salad

Boiled red potatoes, hard-cooked eggs, red onion, and parsley are dressed in muscatel-wine vinegar and olive oil.

  • Servings: 10

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June 2004


  • 8 large eggs
  • 3 pounds small red potatoes
  • Coarse salt
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons muscatel-wine vinegar or white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup loosely packed fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium red onion, coarsely chopped (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup best-quality extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Cover eggs with water in a medium saucepan; bring to a full boil. After 1 minute, cover; turn off heat. Let stand 8 minutes. Rinse; transfer to ice-water bath.

  2. Cover the potatoes with water by 1 inch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil; add salt. Simmer until just tender, about 15 minutes (do not overcook). Drain potatoes; let cool slightly. Halve lengthwise.

  3. Transfer potatoes to a medium bowl. Add vinegar to taste; gently toss. Stir in parsley and onion. Gently tossing, pour in oil in a slow, steady stream; toss until incorporated. Season with salt and pepper.

  4. Just before serving, peel and quarter eggs, and arrange on top of salad.


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