I love potatoes. I love mashed potatoes, baked potatoes, twice baked potatoes, potato gratins, French fries, potato cakes, hash browns….you get the picture. And while I like potato salad, I'm just not crazy about it. Until that is, I came up with THIS recipe. I love this recipe because the potatoes have a little bit more texture to them since they are roasted in olive oil (Cervasi of course) until they are very crisp. I also omitted the traditional mayonnaise and added a really delicious olive oil based dressing, pancetta (who doesn’t like bacon:) and some fresh arugula to them instead. And let me just tell you…. it's heavenly.
Now, I topped this salad with goat cheese, but you could certainly substitute feta or any other cheese that you love. I also added arugula, but you could also use spinach or even parsley. This salad is perfect as a side with steaks, chicken or hamburgers.
My friends love this one! I hope you try it and tell me what you think.