Saturday, July 9, 2011

Boiled Baby Red Potatoes

Boiled Baby Red Potatoes recipe by Barefeet In The Ktichen
These potatoes were beyond easy and simple to make. My whole family enjoyed them. I served them with marinated Salmon, and Sauteed Vegetables. For a real treat, put a smear of butter on your plate and use your fork to break each potato in half as your eat them. Dip the halves in the butter as you devour them.

Boiled Baby Red Potatoes
(printable recipe)

15-20 baby red potatoes
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
kosher salt
freshly cracked black pepper

Put the potatoes in a medium size sauce pan and cover them with water. Bring them to a boil and continue boiling until the potatoes are fork tender, about 15-20 minutes. Drain the potatoes and carefully place them in a large bowl. If you dump the potatoes into the bowl, they will break and the skins will rub off the potatoes.

Add the butter and with a soft spoonula or spoon, toss them gently until all the potatoes are well covered. Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper. Serve warm with extra butter for dipping. Enjoy!


  1. i love that your recipes are all so simple. most of the time, it's enough to let the ingredients just speak for themselves. yum! that's my favourite way with new potatoes (:

  2. I've learned that less is more most of the time.

  3. Works well if you quarter the potatoes.....then they cook in about 12 minutes (after water starts boiling). Drain, and add butter to the pot along with parsley and some garlic powder...put the lid on and leave it to melt (while you get the rest of dinner together). Stir gently and serve; no need to get a bowl dirty.

    1. Try roasted garlic instead of powdered. A smidge of asiago cheese and gently 'smash' with a fork. The best potatoes. Some people use chicken stock; but I like butter. Fresh basil if you have it.