Potatoes with Celery Sauce

For any of you that can get your hands on freshly picked new potatoes and especially homegrown celery, make this right now!  If not you can use regular potatoes and store bought celery but the taste will not be as intense.  There is barely a comparison between celery you grow in your garden and the stuff that comes from the store. This dish is addictive so make sure to make enough.  It does not last long.

Use the stalks as well as the leaves and dice it small.

You can use shallots but I had candy onions from the farm stand so that is what I used.

Finely dice the onion and add it to the bowl and sprinkle it with freshly cracked pepper.

Make a white balsamic vinaigrette in your blender.  Add 1/4 cup f white balsamic vinegar.  You can substitute this with cider vinegar. *Notice working thumb.

Add 1 tablespoon of honey.

Add some more cracked black pepper.

Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of dijon mustard.  *Notice working thumb.

Blend it together and as it is whirling, drizzle in 1 cup of oil.

The oil will emulsify and thicken the dressing.  Taste and adjust seasonings.

Pour your blurry sauce over the celery and onions.

Make the sauce in advance and let it sit at room temperature while you boil your potatoes.

Cut the potatoes into chunks and serve with the sauce ladled over them. This is some seriously good stuff.


Robin Larkspur said…
Wish oh wish for fresh picked celery!

Hurray for the working thumb, which I did, indeed, notice..twice!!
Anonymous said…
glad to see the thumb back in working order, just in time for Fall,
Barbara F. said…
Last time I grew celery was back in the early 80's! This sounds delicious. And I did notice your thumb, it is looking back to normal! xo
Glad your thumb is working, but I already knew that. This sauce needs a patent. Just made it to take to supper this evening at my friend Bettys. She gave me the homegrown celery. I can not begin to tell everyone how wonderful this is. I hope I have enough left for supper. Fabulous!
Guillaume said…
Simple. A little bit Irish too.
Anonymous said…
That looks so yummy! I really wish I had a garden this year.
What a nice treat! I'll be sure to give this a try! I love celery!
Barb said…
On the way home yesterday we went by several potato farms but didn't stop. I think the ones at the farmer's market are very good though. I'm heading there tomorrow.
brokenteepee said…
Glad your thumb is functional. No celery this year. We grew so much last year that I froze all the leaves for soups and stews this year
William Bezek said…
Nice recipe and an exceptional thumb!
Pour the "blurry sauce" lol over the potato's? Ok.. funny!
Sounds wonderful, Joyce!
Ina in Alaska said…
That looks very good!!

Glad the thumb is up & running. Hooray!!!!
Glad that your injury healed so well and your thumb is virtually as good as new.

And oh yes! I always notice the "working thumb"!!! And am so happy to see it!

Wishing a happy and safe Labor Day weekend, to all... "Auntie"