Butter Lemon Herb Poached Potatoes

It's a buttery starch but it's brightened with lemon and fresh herbs.  Really pleasant, these potatoes.  For me, sides should be easy and not require too much prep nor attention during cooking.  These fit the bill.  

Serves 4.

Butter Poached Potatoes + Lemon + Thyme

1 lb potatoes, in large pieces

1 tablespoon butter

1.5 cups stock, chicken or vegetable

4 thyme sprigs

2 garlic cloves, smashed

lemon juice, to taste

s + p, to taste

In a covered saucepan, simmer potatoes, butter, stock, thyme and garlic until potatoes are soft, about 25 minutes.  Uncover, remove from heat.  Season with lemon juice, salt and pepper. Serve warm.


Malt Vinegar Roasted Potatoes + Herbs

Just you're usual roasted potatoes with garlic and herbs but brightened up with splashes of malt vinegar straight out of the oven.  I love these.  Use new potatoes, fingerlings or creamers.

Serves 2-4. 

Herb Roasted Potatoes

1 lb small potatoes, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons grape seed oil

leaves from 1 stem rosemary

2 thyme sprigs

3 cloves of garlic, smashed

s + p

several splashes of malt vinegar

Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Toss potatoes with oil, rosemary leaves, thyme sprigs and garlic cloves.  Season with salt and pepper.  Arrange on baking dish.  Place in oven and roast about 30 minutes, tossing once during roasting.  Remove from oven once potatoes are cooked through, golden brown and a bit crispy. Immediately, splash a bit of malt vinegar over potatoes while they are still hot.  

Roasted Accordion Potatoes


I love a three day weekend and did a bunch of cooking and have lots for tasty (an healthy!) things to share in the next few days.  For now, here's a simple side to start your week off with.  

Accordion potatoes get there name from the cute little cuts you're going to make in them.  I think they look more like plump grubs but maybe forget I said that.  (I really wanted these to go with a spicy aioli but just couldn't get it right.)  Consider adding chopped rosemary, thyme or garlic to the recipe if you like.  

Roasted Accordion Potatoes

2 lbs small potatoes, washed and dried

heavy drizzle olive oil

s + p

Heat oven to 375 degrees.  Thinly slice potatoes about three quarters of the way through.  Toss with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.  Transfer to pan and bake 40 minutes until soft inside and crispy outside.