Boiled red potatoes are a perfect side dish to almost any meal. They are super easy to make and delicious.
Things You'll Need
- 12 to 16 small red potatoes
- 4 tsp butter
- 1 1/2 tsp dried parsley
- 1 1/2 tsp dried chives
- fresh parsley sprigs for garnish
Thoroughly wash red potatoes. Then place in a pot with enough water to cover the potatoes by at least 2 inches. Make sure the water isn't exactly at the top of the pot or it will boil over when the potatoes start to cook.
Cook the red potatoes over medium high heat until they are easily pierced by a fork but still are a bit firm. Usually it will take about 20 minutes for the potatoes to cook. Make sure you don't overcook the potatoes.
Once the potatoes are done drain immediately, set aside and cover them to keep warm.
Take a microwave safe bowl and place the butter in it and microwave on high until the butter is melted (about 5 to 10 seconds). Then stir in the dried parsley and the dried chives into the melted butter and then pour the butter mixture over the warm potatoes tossing to coat the potatoes.
Move the potatoes to a serving bowl and garnish with the fresh parsley sprigs.
yields 4 servings
Tips & Warnings
- the fresh parsley is optional for garnish
- naturally fresh parsley and fresh chives can be used in place of dried
- for added flavor sprinkle chopped cooked bacon on top of warm potatoes
- Photo Credit Robert Couse-Baker
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