Wednesday, February 1, 2012

New potatoes

We eat a lot of potatoes around here.  I can’t help it — no matter how many wonderful side dishes we try, there’s just something about the marriage of a juicy steak and a starchy potato. But tonight I made what I consider one of the most underused and underrated potato dishes: boiled new (a.k.a. red) potatoes. They are super easy, delicious and bring a little color to your plate (something the Mr. could not be less interested in.)
4 red potatoes
¼ cup butter
4 garlic cloves
Sea salt
Coarse pepper

Add washed potatoes and garlic cloves to a large saucepan.
Cover in water.
Add 1 tablespoon of sea salt.
Bring to a boil and then continue to cook another 15-20 minutes or until tender.
Remove potatoes from water and add to large mixing bowl.
Add butter and sprinkle generously with salt, pepper and rosemary. Toss around until well coated.
Transfer potatoes to plate and sprinkle with additional salt and pepper if desired.
The Mr.’s plate looked like this:


  1. we eat tons of pototoes too! and we love the red ones. and sometimes i make cauliflower mashed potatoes just for a healthy change. have a great weekend!

  2. Yum, that sounds good, too! Thanks so much and the same to you!