Based on the Boston Globe Magazine 2005 July 31
Set a steamer insert in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid. Add enough water to come up to the bottom of the steamer. Bring the water to a boil. Add the potatoes, cover, and steam for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Drain them and transfer them to a cutting board.
While they are hot, quarter the potatoes. use a spoon to transfer them to a large shallow bowl. Sprinkle them with cider vinegar. Stir gently with a rubber spatula so the potatoes absorb the vinegar.
In a small bowl, whisk together the salt, pepper, the vinegar, and mustard. Add the oil a teaspoon at a time, whisking constantly.
Stir in the scallions and parsley. Spoon the dressing over the potatoes. Toss gently but thoroughly. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper if you like. Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 hours before serving.
Go not to the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.
-- J.R.R. Tolkien
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