So tiny, so pretty, so yummy, so WOW!

As the saying goes, some of the simplest things in life are often the best, the potato being a perfect example. It has no complex flavors nor does it need any special handling or preparation; however, when you add a little of this or a little of that, it's amazing how incredible the dishes that this simple vegetable can produce. A case in point is this recipe for the babiest of the Yukon yellow potato.

Baby Yukon potatoes can be found in most supermarkets nowadays. These are usually found in one pound packages and are no more than an inch in diameter. A one pound package will serve as 4 side dishes comfortably. These were found at the Albertson's supermarket and can usually be found on sale for about three dollars, pretty reasonable for such an elegant side dish.

To begin with, wash the potatoes over cold water thoroughly. Bring a pot of water to a boil with about a tablespoon of salt. Add the potatoes and boil for approximately 15 to 20 minutes. Since these are so tiny, they tend to cook rather quickly; therefore, after about 15 minutes, poke a fork into one of them for doneness. Once cooked, drain them so that they will no longer cook and set them aside.

In a medium serving bowl, add the following ingredients and mix well:

1/4 cup of fresh chives, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of basil paste (found in a tube in the vegetable section of your store)
2 tablespoons of fresh dill, finely chopped
2 tablespoons of room temperature butter
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
1/2 teaspoon of salt (or your taste comfort)

Finally, add the potatoes to the mixture and toss gently until all potatoes are well coated. Serve alongside a nice cut of beef (tenderloin), lamb (thick chops), or fish (salmon fillet or halibut). You will agree these potatoes are just about the best tasting you've had, savory and yet delicate.

1 comment:

  1. Nick I love this dish!! How can anyone go wrong with potatoes, especially when they are this small =) I don’t think I can wait for dinner but would snack on them right after they are done!