Herbed Baby Dutch Potatoes

by Sally on April 3, 2011 · 10 comments

in Side Dishes, Vegan Dishes, Vegetables, Vegetarian Dishes

Little golden orbs of buttery delight, that’s what I call Baby Dutch Potatoes. You eat them with the skin on. When you bite into one of these little gems, there is a soft crunch as your teeth break the tender skin, then the buttery-textured interior melts in your mouth.  As a potato-lover, my mouth waters thinking about them.  Sometimes the simplest dishes are the most satisfying.

Baby Dutch Potatoes make for an easy and irresistible side dish for roast chicken, grilled steak or pork. What you don’t finish for dinner, turn into potato salad for lunch the next day by adding a little finely diced celery, a spoonful of mayonnaise, a little diced shallot or onion, and a sprinkle of lemon zest. Cook once and enjoy twice. They are great for breakfast with an omelette too.

To prepare them, simmer potatoes in salted water until tender when pierced through with a sharp paring knife, then drain. Heat a saute pan over medium heat with a little olive oil, butter, salt, pepper, and granulated garlic and roll the potatoes around until browned. Before serving, I toss with lots of fresh chopped herbs for appetizing color, fragrance and flavor. That’s it. For vegans or people who don’t use dairy, use all olive oil or Earth Balance in the stick form.

Baby Dutch potatoes can be found in the produce section of most markets in yellow-netted bags. They are from Los Angeles, California specialty produce supplier, Melissa’s,

The smell of roasting chicken is in the air for dinner, and the potatoes are simmering. Roast chicken and herbed baby Dutch potatoes for dinner tonight. My hungry family is happily waiting.

Herbed Baby Dutch Potatoes

Simple and satisfying, these baby potatoes work beautifully as a side dish for many dinners, or cold the next day turned into potato salad…even with eggs for breakfast. If you want potato salad the next day, double the recipe. Halve cold potatoes, add finely diced celery, a little mayonnaise, and a little finely chopped onion or shallot. Season to taste with salt, pepper and a little lemon zest for a fresh twist if desired. For my vegan friends, use only olive oil for the potatoes, or Earth Balance intend of butter.

Serves: 6

Ingredients

1/1 2 pounds baby Dutch potatoes, cleaned and scrubbed
1 tablespoon unsalted butter ( or Earth Balance vegan sticks)
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon granulate garlic
2-3 tablespoons fresh chopped herbs – parsley, chives, thyme, oregano, chervil, rosemary, combine as you please

Directions

1) Place potatoes in a large saucepan with salted cold water. Bring to almost a boil, turn down and simmer on low until tender with pierced with a sharp knife tip.

2) When potatoes are tender, drain and  set aside in a bowl. Potatoes can be done until this point and hour or two ahead. Keep at room temperature until ready to finish for serving.

3) To finish potatoes, warm olive oil and butter in a saute or fry pan over  medium heat. When the oil and butter is warm and bubbling, pour in potatoes and season with salt pepper and granulated garlic. As potatoes begin to brown, move the pan around so potatoes brown somewhat evenly. When they are hot and ready to serve, toss with the fresh herbs and serve.

More potato recipes for you too enjoy:

Roasted New Potatoes from Simply Recipes

Roasted Klondike Rose Potatoes Recipe w/herbed goat cheese, thyme, from White on Rice Couple

Jacket Potatoes – The French Way, from La Tartine Gourmande

Potato Salad, also from La Tartine Gourmande

A steak salad to go with these potatoes, from Recipe Renovator

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 rachel April 4, 2011 at 8:00 am

Those look amazing! I just picked up some beautiful little potatoes at the farmers market. I’ll have to give this a try! Thanks!

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2 Janna M April 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

I have some baby potatoes on my counter right now. I think I’m going to make this recipe tonight. Thanks.

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3 Carolyn Jung April 4, 2011 at 9:12 am

Glistening, herb-flecked potatoes — a true temptation that I can never turn down. Truly, I could eat these with every meal. ;)

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4 angela April 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

Are these what we call ‘new’ potatoes? I love them. This recipe looks delicious, my mother used to do them with a herbed cream cheese (which she made herself from scratch, herbs out of the garden) on the side, some good quality ham and some fresh asparagus (picked from the local farm! Perfect Spring lunch! Love the way your site looks, very jealous and the photos as always…..fantastic!

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5 Sally April 8, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Sounds good Angela, and good memories. My mom used to do similar potatoes too. New potatoes are a little different than these baby Dutch golds, but you could do the same thing if, especially if they are nice and small. We are lucky to have had moms that cooked!

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6 diane and todd April 7, 2011 at 1:22 pm

these baby potatoes look fabulous, such gorgeous texture and photography!
and your new site is terrific, stunning and perfect! congrats to you both, you’re off to an amazing start.

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7 Jenna May 10, 2011 at 12:10 am

I made these for my mom for Mother’s Day and boy were they good! I undercooked them just a bit but other than that they were great.

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8 Carlos June 9, 2011 at 9:32 pm

Baby Dutch potatoes are actually from Colombia. We call them “papas criollas”.

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9 Christine March 1, 2014 at 7:43 pm

We are making this recipe as we speak for a weekend lunch:)

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