An All-American Cookout

Roasted Potato Salad with Sour Cream and Shallots

Roasting potatoes for potato salad, rather than boiling them, lends a caramelized sweetness that’s offset by a tangy dressing of sour cream, mustard, and shallots.

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  1. In 2014 Ernest Hemingway’s hamburger recipe resurfaced at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston. The maximalist patty, which first appeared in our June/July 2014 issue with Helen Rosner’s story A Writer’s Beef, calls for minced carrot and tomato, cheddar cheese, grated apple, capers, India relish, and a brace of spices, all mixed directly into the beef. The result is incomparable, but you can certainly serve a simpler burger, if you prefer. See our burger guide for more burger recipes and cooking techniques.
  2. Start ahead to save time: Make the crisp, cornbread, and potato salad a day ahead, and blanch the green beans for the salad the night before. Just before serving, warm the crisp and cornbread in a low oven for a few minutes.
  3. It’s hard to improve upon the combination of a warm blueberry crisp and a cool, melting scoop of vanilla ice cream. Choose a premium store-bought ice cream, or make your own at home »
  4. For more cocktail ideas for a crowd, see our favorite easy pitcher cocktails »