Pic of New potatoes with buttermilk and chive dressing

New potatoes with buttermilk and chive dressing

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New potatoes with buttermilk and chive dressing

Side Serves 6 20 min
Buttermilk gives a fresh, tangy flavour to the dressing. It is liquid left from the butter-churning process and is widely sold. A good substitute if you can't souce it for this new potato salad is to mix a tablespoon of yoghurt with a tablespoon of milk, or, for a thinner consistency, mix a tablespoon of lemon juice into a cup of milk and let stand for five minutes.

Ingredients

  • 750g new potatoes, scrubbed and cut in ½ if large
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche
  • 2 tbsp buttermilk
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, grated
  • small handful chives, snipped

Method

Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    In a large pan of boiling salted water, cook the potatoes for about 12 minutes, or until just tender.
  • Step 2

    In a large bowl, whisk together the crème fraîche, buttermilk, garlic and cheese. Add the chives and stir to combine.
  • Step 3

    Drain the cooked potatoes, leave to cool slightly and toss in the dressing to coat. Serve warm or cold.