Rosemary and Garlic Infused Potato Salad

WHOO HOO!  GO AMERICA!!!  Party on.  Excellent.  Don't show up to the Fourth of July party empty handed.  If you want to set off some taste bud firecrackers you should definitely make this crazy flavorful potato salad.  I love a good German potato salad, so I kept most of the ingredients but added a pretty amazing twist.  What we are going to do here is replace that boring mustard and mayo mixture with rosemary and garlic infused aioli (mayo made with olive oil), fried rosemary and garlic chips, whole grain mustard and healthy and delicious red potatoes.  I mean, come on, what else could you possibly make that would top this side dish?  Do it!
Yield:  Serves 8-10
  • 10 medium red potatoes
  • 4 shallots sliced thin
  • 1 1/2 stalk celery sliced thin
  • 3 hard boiled eggs
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 1/2 cup of rosemary
  • 1/2 cup sliced garlic (about one bulb) 
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Hard boil 3 eggs the night before and refrigerate.  Fry rosemary and garlic in olive oil and set aside.  Keep oil for aioli.  Boil potatoes until soft (use a fork to test how soft they are) let cool, cut into cubes and place into a large bowl.  Chop the celery, shallots, and the hard boiled eggs and add to the potatoes.  Add the fried rosemary and garlic and salt and pepper and toss all the ingredients together.  Make the aioli and pour onto the potato mixture.  Add the whole grain mustard and toss until everything is well coated.



  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp mustard powder
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup infused olive oil
  • 3/4 cup olive oil

In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolk, mustard powder, lemon juice and white wine vinegar.  Whisk the oil into the egg yolk mixture one drop at a time.  Aioli is an emulsion so you have to add the olive oil very very slowly so that you don't break the emulsion.  If your arm feels like it's going to fall off by the time you are finished adding the olive oil and you have a mayonnaise like mixture, you will know that you've done it correctly.