There is a low pressure area hanging over me and the weather isn't helping. Nothing to shift it but this autumnal Belgian dish. A warm hugging salad.
- potatoes (I like nice yellowy and waxy potatoes)
- french beans (I used some from the freezer)
- lardons (smoked will give you an extra hug)
- onion, chopped or sliced
- knob of butter or a little vegetable oil
- parsey, chopped
- chives, chopped
- white wine vinegar
- seasoning (sea salt and lots of freshly cracked black pepper)
- Peel potatoes, and cut in halves or quarters.
- Cover them with cold salted water in pot and bring to the boil on the hob and cook till ready.
- Bring water to the boil in another cooking pot, add some salt and cook the beans al dente.
- Drain both potatoes and beans, set aside.
- Fry off the lardons in some butter/oil, add the onions for a couple of minutes.
- Scoop them out and deglace the pan with the vinegar.
- Bring all the ingredients together (including the parsley and chives) in a bowl and add the juices from the pan (ie vinegar)
- And toss some more.
- Serve on a plate willst still hot/warm and sprinkle over more black pepper.
- Let yourself be hugged.
It is great on it's own, but you can add hardboiled eggs, halved or quartered. Eat it as a side dish with roast pork.
If you happened to have some leftovers, it is also tasty when it's cold, so pack some for your lunch box.
Thank you for visiting me on this dreary summer's day.