Picnic Food Ideas: Whiskey & Blue Cheese Potato Salad Recipe
This unique potato salad recipe offers rich flavors that will make a splash at your next cookout. Dressed with ingredients like red wine vinegar, barbecue sauce, and blue cheese, the potatoes are actually cooked in whiskey, infusing every bite with the sweet, smoky flavors from your favorite bottle.
Whiskey & Blue Cheese Potato Salad
- 3 lbs Yukon Gold potatoes
- 1 cup whiskey
- 1 cup cooked wheat berries
- 2 tbsp spicy mustard
- 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup whiskey barbecue sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 4 oz crumbled blue cheese
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
- salt & pepper
Cut your potatoes into bite sized pieces, as close as you can to 1/2 inch cubes. Add them to a large pot or saucepan, and sprinkle 2 tablespoons of salt over the top. Pour in one cup of your favorite whiskey, then cover with water. Bring the liquid to a boil, then lower heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. They should be slightly tender and easy to pierce with a fork. Drain the liquid, then cover and let the potatoes rest for at least 20 minutes. They will become more tender as they cool.
In a separate bowl, combine one cup of chilled, cooked wheat berries with the spicy mustard, red wine vinegar, olive oil, and barbecue sauce. Stir these ingredients until well blended. Spoon in the honey and stir until smooth.
Once the potatoes have cooled, add the dressing mixture and stir until thoroughly coated. Sprinkle in the blue cheese and green onions, and gently stir. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill completely before serving.