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parsleyed potatoes (parsley potatoes)

(11 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Heidi Hoerman
Hingham, MA

A wonderful side dish for smoked sausage, parsleyed potatoes are a traditional dish with many versions on the web. This one combines the convenience of the microwave and a skillet on top of the stove and is quick to make 15 minutes, start-to-finish.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is such a savory, satisfying way of preparing potatoes! A great technique to keep tucked in your apron pocket...

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(11 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For parsleyed potatoes (parsley potatoes)

  • 1 to 2 md
    potatoes per serving (thin-skinned or peeled)
  • water
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter per serving (cut back for large batches)
  • 1/4 md
    onion per serving
  • 1/4 bunch
    fresh parsley per serving
  • zest of one lemon, grated (optional)
  • salt & pepper to taste

How To Make parsleyed potatoes (parsley potatoes)

  • 1
    Wash and remove any sprouts or bad spots from the potatoes. If using thin-skinned potatoes (e.g. red, new, or Yukon gold potatoes), leave the skin on. If using thicker-skinned potatoes (e.g. Russet), peel them.
  • 2
    Cut the potatoes into 3/4 inch dice. Place in a microwave-safe dish, and add water to about 1-inch deep. Cover and microwave until the potatoes are almost done. Time varies depending on amount of potatoes and strength of microwave oven but takes about 10 minutes for 2 large servings.
  • 3
    While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Chop the onions and saute in the melted butter, stirring occasionally to promote even cooking.
  • 4
    When the potatoes are soft, much of the water will have been absorbed. Use a slotted spoon to add the potatoes to the skillet with the onions, leaving as much water behind as possible. Let the potatoes saute for about 2 minutes to brown slightly on one side.
  • 5
    Finely chop the parsley (and, optionally, zest the lemon). Add these to the skillet and toss to mix thoroughly. Allow this to heat through for about 2 minutes. Taste, and season with salt and pepper.
  • 6
    While the potatoes are heating through, you have just enough time to heat some pre-cooked smoked sausage in the microwave. Offer a dollop of mustard with the sausage and dinner is served.