A Tasty Side Dish for Football Fare and Pinot Noir

With football season in full swing, we’re all looking for some easy-to-prepare side dishes to accompany our grilled burgers, hot dogs and other football-friendly fare.

Viennese Potato Salad can add some real flair to pre-game and half-time grub, as the inclusion of beef broth in the recipe helps with the wine-pairing possibilities. Beef broth actually is among the defining ingredients of Viennese cooking, used both for soups and for basting.

Among Austrian wines, Blauburgunder would be the recommended pairing partner for burgers or hot dogs and Viennesse Potato Salad. Here in the States and elsewhere around the world, that variety goes by the name of Pinot Noir.

This recipe requires just six minutes of prep time and 12 minutes of cooking time, which means it can be whipped together during the typical half-time break. It yields about 5 servings.



* 1 lb. red or Yukon potatoes

* 1 cup warm low-sodium beef broth

* 1 small onion, chopped

* 2 tablespoons corn oil

* 1½ tablespoons vinegar

* White pepper to taste

* Pinch sugar

* 3 tablespoons chives, chopped


1. Boil potatoes until tender. Drain.

2. While still warm, peel and slice potatoes into a large bowl, and then pour over warm beef broth.

3. Gently fold in onion, oil, vinegar, pepper and sugar.

4. Sprinkle with chives before serving.

Here’s hoping your team wins this weekend. Win or lose, we know you’ll enjoy the game more with your favorite grilled fare, this world-class potato salad, and a great bottle of Pinot Noir.

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