Grilled fingerling potatoes tossed with rich crème fraiche, briny capers, fresh radishes and garlicky shallots; finished with a generous sprinkling of everything bagel spice and topped with luscious 7 minute eggs. This grilled potato salad is the perfect side for your Labor Day soiree!
Hi friends! How was your weekend?! Did you live it up? Are you doing the most to enjoy these last few weeks of summer?
I certainly hope so, because not to be a negative Nancy or anything, but there are only 30 more days of official summer. Womp womp. This makes my heart weep.
My weekend was mehhh.
I had to work on a draft post for a client, so I spent a good portion of the weekend indoors… stomping my feet and banging my head against ALL the walls of the SuBourbon Country Cottage, praying to Webster that words would fall out. They eventually did, but it was like a slow, painful trickle of word vomit – barely comprehensible and not at all eloquent.
It left me with a small case of summer FOMO. And with a slight headache… obviously, because head banging.
After all the temper tantrums and pondering over why I couldn’t have been blessed with a way with words, I still had to sit down and write THIS post.
I KNOW! #TheStruggleIsReal
Sorry, I swear I’m not normally this whinny. You probably want to punch me.
Or maybe you want to hand me some cheese? You know, to go along with my whine.
Ha! Now you definitely want to punch me, huh? Okay, I’ll stop griping now. Thank you for putting up with my nonsense. 😘
I will go ahead and get to food.
Wait… are we still friends? 😇
Anyways, with Labor Day right around the corner and 90 percent of summer in the rear-view mirror, I figured it was high time I shared a potato salad with you guys!
While I love a good classic potato salad from time to time (mayo laden and all), I wanted to share something off the beaten path, yet exceptionally delicious with you guys.
And not to toot my own horn 📯, but this ‘tater salad is every bit superb and supreme.
Grilled Potato Salad with Everything Seasoning & 7 Minute Eggs
AKA my new favorite potato salad.
Tender, smoky grilled fingerling potatoes lightly coated with rich, creamy crème fraiche.
Tossed with salty, briny capers; crisp, fresh radishes and garlicky shallots.
Finished with a generous sprinkling of crunchy, flavorful everything bagel seasoning.
Topped with perfectly luscious, slightly runny 7 minute eggs.
Dudes and dudettes!
I know this isn’t the prettiest potato salad on planet earth, but Ohh mahhh gawwwsh. This is OH SOOOO freggin’ GOOD! Like, immediately stop whatever you are doing and make this NOW, type of good.
Unless you are defusing a bomb. Or rocking a baby. Or mowing the lawn. (<– But wait, why would you be reading this?!)
Then you should AT LEAST make this for Labor Day weekend. Your friends, family and all their hangry baby bellies will thank you for sure.
- I used fingerling potatoes in my salad, but you can substitute baby yukons or use a mixture of both. Either way, make sure you cut your potatoes in half lengthwise before cooking.
- You will par-cook your potatoes in boiling water prior to finishing them on the grill. Always make sure you start cooking the potatoes in COLD water. Also, make sure you well season your water with salt. Your water should be as salty as the ocean!
- You only want to boil your potatoes until they are JUST tender. It is better to err on the side of caution since they will be finished on the grill. No one wants mashed potatoes masquerading as potato salad, so if you are questioning whether they are “just tender” or not, stop cooking and drain them. You can always leave them on the grill a minute longer.
- Make sure you let the potatoes cool before adding the crème fraiche. When dressing the potato salad, start with ¼ of a cup crème fraiche and then add more to taste. I ended up using about 1/3 of a cup, but how much you use should depend on taste and how creamy you want your potato salad.
- If you want “drippier” eggs, cook them for a minute less (6 minutes), and if you want your yolks more cooked, add an additional minute (8 minutes). The eggs can be boiled a day in advance. Simply boil, shock, drain and store covered in the refrigerator. Peel the eggs JUST before using.
- If you want a heartier potato salad, smoked salmon would be an excellent addition!
Every Labor Day bash NEEDS a potato salad, so you should make THIS one. And, in case you are in need of some other lovely Labor Day eats, scroll down past the recipe and check out some of my favs!
Until Thursday friends, cheers – to ‘taters on the grill.
Grilled Potato Salad with Everything Bagel Seasoning & 7 Minute Eggs
- 2 Pounds Baby Yukon or Fingerling Potatoes (or a mix of both) - halved
- Olive Oil
- 4 Eggs , room temperature
- 1/3 Cup Crème Fraiche , or more to taste
- 2-3 small Radishes – trimmed and cut into wedges
- 1 large Shallot – peeled and finely diced
- ¼ Cup Capers , drained
- Fresh Chives – sliced, for garnishing
- Lemon Wedges and Zest , for garnishing and serving
- Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
- Everything Seasoning:
- 1 tsp Dried Minced Onion
- 1 tsp Dried Minced Garlic
- 1 tsp Toasted Sesame Seeds
- 1 tsp Caraway Seeds
- 1 tsp Dried Chopped Chives
- 1 tsp Poppy Seeds
- ½ tsp Sea Salt
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- In a small bowl combine all ingredients for Everything Seasoning. Set aside.
- In a large bowl mix together crème fraiche with zest of ½ a lemon and 2 tsp of oil. Set aside.
- Place potatoes in a large saucepot and fill with enough cold water to cover potatoes by 2’’. Season water generously with salt. Bring water to a boil over high heat and reduce to a rapid simmer. Cook for 7-8 minutes or until potatoes are just tender. Drain potatoes well and gently toss with 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil and a generous amount of salt and pepper.
- Meanwhile, cook the eggs in a large saucepan of gently boiling water for 7 minutes, until whites are set and yolks are slightly soft. Drain eggs and immediately transfer to a bowl filled with ice water to stop eggs from cooking further. Drain again and peel eggs. Set aside.
- Grill: Place the cooked potatoes, cut side down on the grill and cook 2-4 minutes, turning over halfway through, or until slightly charred on both sides. Make sure you handle potatoes gently so they don’t fall apart.
- Remove the potatoes from the grill and let cool slightly. Transfer potatoes to the bowl with the crème fraiche. Add in the radishes, shallots and capers. Gently toss to coat.
- To serve: Halve the 7 minute eggs. Transfer potatoes to a serving platter. Sprinkle with everything seasoning and remaining lemon zest. Top with eggs, fresh chives and serve with lemon wedges on the side. Enjoy!
*Recipe Adapted From Bon Appetit
More Labor Day Eats:
Grilled Corn on The Cob with Avocado-Sriracha Butter
Grilled Halloumi & Peach Panzanella
Jalapeno & Roasted Strawberry BBQ Baby Back Ribs
Avocado, Mango & King Crab Rolls
allie @ Through Her Looking Glass says
Dear Chey – this is a true original. I absolutely love what you did with these fingerling potatoes and the everything bagel seasoning.GAHHHH!!!! I can almost taste it. Not to mention those eggs! You know where I am and what I’m doing — today is parent orientation and then GOODBYE. So I gotta run. But I’ll be thinking about this potato salad all day and it will be a nice distraction! Love you girl. XO
Beeta @ Mon Petit Four says
This potato salad is incredible! I LOVE the everything bagel seasoning that you used, and that you made runny eggs for this. I could just eat this up in a heartbeat. I hope this weekend turns out to be less work and more play for you <3 XO
No, I do not want to punch you! I want to make you lunch and pour you a glass of bubbly… 🙂
Confession: Most potato salad is too mayo-goopy for me, but I LOVE potatoes, especially fingerling. And the way you’ve dressed and topped this salad is calling my name and those eggs, **swoon**. This is a real beauty, Cheyanne!
Shashi @ RunninSrilankan says
Good gawsh Dudette, I don’t think I’ve ever had a potato salad as glorious as this! That everything bagel seasoning with it = mind blowing! And that crème fraiche and capers, radishes garlicky shallots and 7-minute eggs – ooh, am swooning here – and it’s so not from the heat! Truly Spectacular!
Cheyanne, I had a post draft due too and I thought I was the only one who waited till the last minute – glad I wasn’t the only one with a headache 😉 If I had known you were going to make this, I’d have driven up and brought you some Aspirin for said headache and a plate to ladel a spoon (or 12) of this salad onto! Happy Wednesday friend!
Ashley - The Recipe Rebel says
Okay, WHAT?!?! This is amazing! Also, I fear summer is already over here…. the days are forecasted to be a cool 70-75 for the next 2 weeks and I’m not sure how I feel about it. I could do 75 pretty much year round but I knooooooow that after that comes plummeting temperatures and snow, so it’s a little bittersweet!
Megan - The Emotional Baker says
Oh my goodness!! Just when I think I’ve perfected my potato salad I see this version!! I bet adding everything bagel spices makes this sooo delicious! I won’t be able to stop eating this!
I think the thing that always kills me about this blogging thing is working on weekends after having worked all week at another job. I spend a lot of time banging my head against a wall, too. You are not alone!
And everything bagels are the BEST, as are potatoes, so I’m dying to try this!!
Meghan | Fox and Briar says
First of all, I beg to differ. This is definitely the prettiest potato salad I have ever seen. Hello!?! Those eggs? Those colorful potatoes? And I have to tell you, I feel your pain, girl. I have spent the last two weekends inside prepping posts, and it is painful to see summer passing me by! Let’s try to get out and enjoy it soon, before it is gone! Pinning!
Harriet Emily says
I am obsessed with potato salad! It’s my favourite! This looks so amazing Cheyanne, it has so many delicious, special additions! It’s definitely the ultimate potato salad. It sounds incredible! Pinned!
Mary @ LOVE the secret ingredient says
This looks a lot more complex than it is! Capers are one of my favorite ingredients to beat monotony. Such a great burst of flavor!
Yummmm. That’s really all I can say about this Potato Salad. Definitely will be trying this one in the near future 🙂
Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry says
Never has a potato salad sounded more tempting than right about now! Everything bagel seasoning?! What the what?!
Gaila Perez says
LOok amazing Chey!! Love that bagel seasoning!! yummy eggs!! one killer dish!! hugs girl!
I’m also super bummed that summer is at an end. I used to be an fall girl, but now I just want sun and heat. One thing that cheers me is everything bagel seasoning and drippy eggs. Oh my.
Geraldine | Green Valley Kitchen says
Yum, grilled potatoes – that’s a great idea, Cheyanne! I bet it gives them a wonderful smokey flavor. And the everything bagel seasoning – delicious and crunchy! Definitely trying this soon. Enjoy every single day of the remaining summer days – I know I will! Have a great week!
Keri @ Fashionable Foods says
How can you say this isn’t the prettiest salad?! As soon as I saw it I though “wow, that is one pretty salad!” I’m a huge potato salad lover, so I know I’ll love this. Grilled potatoes? Everything bagel seasoning? Eggs? I LOVE it all! I also love the fact that you used creme fraiche – yum! Have a great week, Cheyanne! Pinned!
karrie @ Tasty Ever After says
Why you gotta bring everyone down with only “30 days of summer” left?? lol! Actually, it’s prob less for me since I live in the cold ass tundra of New England 🙁 I have so many summer recipes I was supposed to do but can’t seem to stay in the kitchen to do them (only because this winter I know I won’t be going anywhere cos mama don’t drive in the snow or even go outside when it’s cold!). That ice cream recipe I finally get posted in November will go over well, I’m sure.
Everything bagels are my favorite and I could eat potato salad 24/7 so this recipe is one I will def be making for labor day weekend. We are having a BBQ party so I know everyone will love this too 🙂 Here’s hoping that you leave your kitchen soon and enjoy the summer weather before it leaves us until next year 😉 Have an awesome week, my friend! xoxoxo
Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says
Those fingerling potatoes look so amazing! I love all the different sizes and colors. I think you nailed this recipe! The everything bagel seasoning is one of my favorites but I never would have thought to sprinkle it on a potato salad!
traci | VanillaAndBean says
Potato salad is a favorite around here and is my major comfort food spot! I love how you’ve developed this with everything in mind.. I love it! I can imagine the textures and creaminess… Labor Day, um, yes please! Summer… I know! It’s going SO fast. But I’m okay with that, because Fall is so cozy and we travel more this time of year than any other.. it’s sooo fun! Thank you for sharing this, Chey! xo
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
I am loving the everything bagel spice and may just be putting this on everything in site!
Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen says
Sorry to hear about your weekend, hope your next weekend would be awesome. I am sad that summer is slowly going to end very soon. but then I happy to see this bright and delicious summer salad. I love potatoes like anything, love all those pretty grilled potatoes. Love how absolutely gorgeous this looks! Grilling potato is a genius idea. My daughter loves potato and I know she is gonna love this. Can’t wait to trey this for my potato lover family. Wish you a great work week.
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Some cheese…with your whine…hahaha! Is that an oldie? If so – I’ve never heard it and I loved it… That’s my kinda joke! 😉 I hear you about words coming slowly – I’ve been there and it is no fun, sister! But you always manage to create the wittiest of posts! And these potatoes – totally gorgeous and incredibly tasty!! This rocks!! Enjoy your Tuesday, my dear!! Cheers! xoxo
sue | theviewfromgreatisland says
Oh my, this salad is calling to me…those multicolored potatoes and those PERFECTLY cooked eggs!
Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl says
My father is such a potato salad fan so I can’t wait to show him this recipe, he’s going to fall in love! Thanks for sharing!
Kevin | Keviniscooking says
Ahhhhh, 30 days left? Wow, sad. I find myself staring at my screen wondering how much time has lapsed when writing posts occasionally and look at my Spotify playlist and see 5 songs have played! Holy heck, other times I easily spew it along, but it’s not always easy is it?
Well I got me some sun this past week at a wedding adventure trip, so I’ll just shut my trap and say that this is a scrumptious looking potato salad and I for one LOVE everything bagels, so it’s a win for me! Plus, those luscious, soft eggs look perfect atop this salad. Hang in there friend, I promise to!
Rachel @ Bakerita says
Ah having writer’s block is the WORST, and it happens to me all the time. I spend way too long staring at a blank screen. But girl, you always make me laugh, so keep doing whatever you do 😉 as for this potato salad…love! Grilling the potatoes was the most brilliant idea. Love the everything seasoning too!!
Denise | Sweet Peas & Saffron says
I always think you have such a fun way with words!! I have been struggling SO HARD with writer’s block lately, and then I look back at some of my earlier blog posts and wish I could write like that again. Sigh. LOVE the looks of this potato salad, so much tastiness happening!!!! Perfect for labor day!
Sometimes the words just don’t come and it’s the worst! I feel you, and it’s twice as bad when you’re dealing with it on the weekend! I’m glad you got your posts done, especially so I could lay eyes on this potato salad! I love grilled potato salad, and that everything bagel seasoning is so fun…I would love a big platter of this!
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omg, that potato salad sounds phenomenal!!
Ben Maclain says
30 days until this summer is over? What a fantastic news, Chey (jumping). I’m quite tired of these sweltering days so I look forward to a nice warm (and preferably dry) fall. This potato salad looks and sounds fantastic – I love the idea of bagel elements being incorporated. But you know what? If substitute Crème Fraiche for cream cheese and add some smoked salmon in this beautiful salad…you know what I’m saying, don’t you? Very well done! P.S. Happy Monday aka I’m already ready for Friday:)
Cathy | whatshouldimakefor.com says
it’s torture when the words don’t come Cheyanne. I totally feel you. And other times it’s like chatting with your best friend, so easy and you can’t stop the flow. but hopefully this stellar potato salad made up for it. everything bagels are my go to and love that you brought the flavor to potatoes! serious YUM.
This summer is just zooming by and I’m with you, it’s the worst when you can’t think of what to write for a post! But this gorgeous potato salad would totally make up for it and trump all other salads though! Love that you grilled it and the everything bagel seasoning sounds incredible!
Stacey @ The Sugar Coated Cotted says
Wow, I didn’t know potato salad could be this beautiful, superb and supreme indeed! Fingerling potatoes are the best. And don’t get me started on my love for capers! Pinned. Take care.
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This sounds and looks so GOOD! Those eggs are perfectly cooked..everything looks so yum here.
Demeter | Beaming Baker says
30 days only?? Dang! Summer kind of went quick and it kind of went slowly too. If that makes any sense at all (Monday sense, shoot). Lol. No more head banging for you!! Especially since you created this super wonderful recipe! Chey, you know how I LOVE your super creative hummus recipes. Hello, Fajita Hummus? Crossover foods are all my jam! So when I saw this grilled potato salad WITH everything bagel seasoning… *happy sigh* Lolol on your cheese and whine joke. I love that you can always laugh at yourself. So, instead of a punch, I hand you a big ol’ high-five and a hug! 🙂 Because: FRIENDS!!! Awesome recipe, my dear. Have a great week. Muah! Pinned, duh! xoxo
I can’t believe there’s less than 30 days of summer!!! And probably even less for me since it starts getting pretty chilly here in September. Oh well, guess I just need to seize the next 10 days and stuff my face with this CRA-MAZING potato salad!! The everything seasoning is brilliant and I bet grilling the potatoes adds a nice smoky flavor. Can’t wait to give this a try!
Jennifer @ Seasons and Suppers says
I think I could eat that entire plate! Love grilled potato salad and with the seasoning and the eggs, pretty much perfection 🙂
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haha ugh I hate when I sit down to write and then I can’t thing of ANYTHING to say!! The worst!! But on a happy note – this potato salad sounds soooo good! I’m already getting hungry for lunch (at um 10:15am) and this is not helping! lol I think it’s all that packing! Making me hunnngry!! 🙂
Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom says
Cheyanne, look at you girl with the fabulous Labor Day side recipe already up!!!! I LOVE this grilled potato salad and the everything bagel seasoning is genius!!!!
I’ve never had a grilled potato salad before. All of my carb dreams are coming true! That everything seasoning is such a great idea!
Miriam - londonkitchendiaries.com says
Only 30 more days of official summer – that can’t be right … Had my parents in law over on the weekend which was lovely. We (I) cooked, walked and talked a lot 🙂 I know the feeling when words don’t come easily way to well – did not know about the head banging trick which makes words fall out though 🙂 Need to try that next time. Your off the beaten path, grilled potato salad looks intriguing – big fan of radishes and capers and that seasoning sounds perfect!
Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy says
You have taken potato salad to another level with grilling the potatoes and adding eggs. I am totally on board with this.
I have to say, I am happy that summer is coming to an end, because not only does it mean it’s closer to baby arriving, but I just LOVE everything about autumn.
Dawn @ Girl Heart Food says
Sorry to hear you had a subpar weekend, Cheyanne! That just means next weekend is gonna be that much better, right? I think we’ve all had a case of writer’s block and definitely FOMO!!
Looks like you hit the ball out of the park with this one, though!! I love potato salad and the seasoning sounds divine! And those 7 minute egg?! Winner! Pinned, of course. Cheers to a fabulous week and even better upcoming weekend. P.S. I’m still holding onto Summer as much as I can! xo
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
Summer is slowly coming to an end, but that’s ok, because as long as there is some delicious salads like this, then I’m not complaining! I’m actually not the biggest fan of potato salads, but this is totally calling my name! I’ve never had a grilled version, let alone one with an everything bagel seasoning. This looks absolutely gorgeous, Cheyanne! You are SO creative! Pinned, of course! Hope your Monday is off to a great start!
Kathryn @ Family Food on the Table says
You know my love for potatoes in pretty much all forms, and my love of potato salad that’s anything but the traditional mayo-heavy version, so this is so up my alley. Grilling potatoes is always a good idea, everything bagel spice is always a good idea and those gorgeous eggs are so, so right. So yes, this is summertime perfection and absolutely perfect for a Labor Day get together!
Sorry you had to work – and on frustrating tasks… you gotta make up for this week, huh? We had two birthday parties (one for a dog, one for a child) and lots of pool time this weekend, so I’m a happy camper with my efforts to soak up every bit of the end of summer 😉 Have a great week girl! XO
Kate @ Framed Cooks says
I dunno, this salad looks PRETTY DANG GORGEOUS to me!! You are so creative, girl – everything bagel seasoning and potato salad is a match made in heaven, and I would be happy if we put eggs in pretty much everything, so you had me at hello! Meantime, I went to a christening this weekend, so we were in festive mode! And vacation is at the end of this week, so 🙂 Happy Monday my friend!