Boston Lager Potato Salad Recipe

Boston Lager Potato Salad RecipeThe weather is starting to get nice again and many of us are planning out our family picnics, get-togethers and backyard barbecues for late spring & the early summer seasons. Every time we host a party or get-together, you can always count on a delicious tasting potato salad to be on the menu.

Today’s guest post recipe is perfect for all of your late spring & summer parties and family get-togethers. It’s a little different than your traditional potato salad, but I think it’s one that you will enjoy. It will make approximately 6-7 servings.

Boston Lager Potato Salad Recipe

36 ounces Samuel Adams Boston Lager
1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/4 cup diced celery
2 tablespoons chopped scallion, white and light green parts
2 tablespoons diced red onion
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon drained capers

Directions: In a large pot, bring the lager to a boil over high heat. Immediately reduce the heat to medium so the beer simmers. Add the whole potatoes, let the beer return to a simmer, and cook for 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain and set aside to cool for about 10 minutes or until cool enough to handle, but still hot.

Peel the cooked potatoes and cut into 1-inch-thick cubes. Transfer the potatoes to a mixing bowl. Add the peppers, celery, scallions, onions, mustard and capers and toss to mix. Let the potato salad rest for about 15 minutes for the flavors to develop and then serve while still warm.

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  1. Cathy Jarolin says:

    This certainly is a very different potato Salad then i am used to making or eating! It sounds more like a Polish Potato Salad I had at a Restaurant a while ago~ Thank You for sharing your recipe.

  2. I have never seen a potato salad recipe that has the potatoes boiled in beer. We do that with brats sometimes and it does give them some nice flavor so maybe this would do the same.

  3. I like a bit of sharpness in my potato salad. Never heard of cooking potatoes in beer before.

  4. Susan Hartman says:

    This is an interesting recipe. Beer than capers? I just might have to try it.

  5. Susan Hartman says:

    This is an interesting recipe. Beer than capers? I just might have to try it.

  6. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I am very curious about how the taste of the beer will affect the potatoes and vegetables. I do want to try this recipe.

  7. ellen beck says:

    Very unusual! I have never cooked potatoes in beer and am also curious what kind of taste the beer gives. I personally dont drink beer, so if it leaves too much taste I am not so sure on this one. I lso like mine a bit wetter and would likely add Miracle Whip or something. It is diifferent though and would be something unusual to bring to a potluck.

  8. Tamra Phelps says:

    I’ll have to try this. I’m intrigued by the idea of cooking the potatoes in beer. I like potato salad a little moister than this sounds, lol, so I might either add more mustard or a little Miracle Whip (or mayo.)

  9. gloria patterson says:

    except for the beer you make potato salad like I do………….. some people make mashed potatoes and add stuff to it, that not potato salad to me..

    The beer is very interesting does it leave a taste? After I drain my potatoes I usually pour a 1/2 cup of white vinegar on them.