French Potato Salad with Beef Strips

This potato salad is often used as a main dish in the summertime, but I think it is fine anytime.  The idea is that you begin with a simple stewed-style "pot roast dinner" and save some extra meat and a little stock for the salad.  I didn't have a pot roast cooked so I used a left-over flank steak.  Actually I cooked an extra one for this purpose.

French Potato Salad with Beef Strips
about 4-6 servings
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2 pounds potatoes (white rose or red)
1/2 cup white wine or beef stock
salt and pepper to taste
6 tablespoons olive or peanut oil
2 tablespoons red or white wine vinegar
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 tablespoons minced green onion or shallot
1 tablespoon minced parsley
2 cups cold beef, cut in  julienne strips

Cook the potatoes in their skins just until tender.  Do not overcook.  Mix the remaining ingredients in a salad bowl, and whisk around with a fork until blended.  As soon as the potatoes are cool enough to handle, peel and cut them in slices about 1/8-inch thick.  If the skins are nice and thin and the potatoes fresh from the garden, I don't peel them.  Gently mix with dressing.

 

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