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Julia Child's Cold Beef and Potato Salad

Mastering the Art of French Cooking | Julia Child

Recipe 113

- Salade de Boeuf à la Parisienne [Cold Beef and Potato Salad], p. 543

You can buy Julia Child's Mastering the Art of French Cooking which contains these recipes here.

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Butter Count: +0 TB

Cost: $6.82 [~$2.27 per serving]


I’ll be honest. The Cold Buffet chapter in this cookbook is not my favorite thing. I feel like these recipes just really do not match up to the other recipes in this book. This is probably because they are very 1960s, and there is a reason you do not see many people serving them to their guests. With that said, I know there are many Salade Niçoise lovers out there. If you are one of those people then you may want to try this one too. They are very similar in look, ingredients, and taste.

Julia Child Potato Salad

This recipe does not have any proportions because it all depends on how much meat you are serving. The beef can be boiled or braised. This makes it a great recipe for using up the leftovers from the Meat chapter which is exactly what I did. The beef and thinly sliced rings of onion are marinated in Julia’s French Dressing for about thirty minutes. The serving platter is decorated with the marinated beef and onions, French Potato Salad, Boston lettuce, hard-boiled eggs, and tomatoes. Optional ingredients include green beans, broccoli, cauliflower, and canned beets. Lastly, everything is sprinkled with a bit of the French dressing and minced green herbs.


Julia Child Salade de Boeuf a la Parisienne Julia Child

Overall, this recipe was just meh to me. Decorating the platter is a lot of fun, and it did make a good lunch for my husband and I. One more recipe in this chapter, and then it is time for the dreaded aspics.

You can find these recipes and all the other Julia Child recipes I make in Mastering the Art of French Cooking

Bon appétit!

May 26, 2020 by Laura Bullock


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My name is Laura. I am a home cook, science junkie, Julia Child fan, daydreamer, beach lover, and major foodie. My goal is to document myself learning to cook, inspire you to cook, and share some great recipes with you along the way. I'm so glad you are here. Bon appétit! learn more →

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