- 2 lb small yellow-fleshed potatoes such as Yukon Gold
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped (1/3 cup)
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1/3 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
Cover potatoes with salted cold water by 1 inch and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Reserve 1/4 cup cooking water, then drain potatoes in a colander.
While potatoes are boiling, soak onion in cold water 15 minutes, then drain in a sieve and pat dry.
When potatoes are just cool enough to handle, peel and quarter, then toss with lemon juice and salt in a large bowl.
Whisk together onion, sour cream, mayonnaise, dill, and reserved cooking water in a bowl until blended. Whisk in salt and pepper to taste, then add to potatoes and toss to coat. Serve warm.
Makes 4 to 6 servings.
From Gourmet June 2003
Photography by erix!