RECIPE | Warm potato salad with lime butter

This fried potato salad with a buttery dressing is great served with smoky chicken hot off the coals, or delicious served as a snack with a glass of chilled white wine

29 November 2020 - 00:00 By Emma Knowles
Warm potato salad with lime butter.
Warm potato salad with lime butter.
Image: Chris Court/Aremedia/Magazine Features

Serves: 4 - 6 as a side dish or snack

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 20 minutes (plus soaking)


1kg medium-sized baby potatoes, unpeeled, cut into 3mm-thick slices on a mandolin

60g butter, coarsely chopped

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

Finely grated rind and juice of 2 limes, plus wedges to serve

5ml (1 tsp) smoked paprika, plus extra to serve

Olive oil, for shallow-frying

100g feta cheese, coarsely crumbled

3 pickled chillies, thinly sliced

Fresh coriander, to serve


  1. Soak the potatoes in a bowl of cold water for 30 minutes to remove starch, drain, rinse, then blot thoroughly dry with absorbent paper.
  2. While the potatoes are soaking, stir the butter, garlic, lime rind and smoked paprika in a saucepan over a low heat until the butter melts, then cook gently until well flavoured (8-10 minutes). Season to taste, remove from the heat, add the lime juice and set aside.
  3. Heat 3cm oil in a large frying pan over a medium-high heat until just shimmering, add the potato in batches and shallow-fry, stirring occasionally, until golden and tender (4-5 minutes).
  4. Drain well on absorbent paper, transfer to a bowl, drizzle with a little lime butter, season to taste and toss to combine.
  5. Crumble feta over the potatoes, scatter with the pickled chilli and coriander, dust with the extra paprika and serve with lime wedges and extra lime butter. -