This easy new potatoes recipe is flavored with fresh garlic and parsley and ready in just 30 minutes. Perfect for last minute dinners on busy nights!
BEAST MODE BABY
Ok, where’s my mommies at? I know you will feel me on this one.
My sweet little baby girl Larkin has turned into a beast. No, not a snarling scary beast, but a full on beast mode, you can’t stop her, BEAST.
In less than two weeks she began sitting up on her own, crawling, climbing the steps, and standing and walking while holding onto things.
I’m not kidding. No exaggerating here. It just got real people.
No more leaving her in the play room while I go prep some things for dinner. Nope. Everything Corban was into at 10 months, she is into at 6 (now 7) months.
Yes, even the bathroom teething toys. ACK!!!
This means I am now severely limited in my dinner prep time, and it’s happened so often that my 2.5 year old now says, “Oh shoot, what’s for dinner?!” when I tell him daddy’s on his way home.
PERFECT POTATO SIDE DISH FOR A LAST MINUTE DINNER
Fortunately, I just discovered this easy new potatoes recipe, and it has saved my bacon more than once. And it can do the same for you.
Start by getting some meat out of the freezer to defrost. I speed defrost with the meat sealed in plastic (either its current wrapping if it’s airtight, or a zip top bag with all the air squeezed out) in a bowl of hot water, and change the water out as it cools.
The fastest protein to defrost is shrimp, because they’re so little. And you can actually cook them frozen too if you want. But you can also do some chicken breasts or thighs, sprinkle them with salt and pepper, and then grill them and slather on some BBQ sauce.
While the meat is thawing, peel a strip off of each potato and get them in a pot of water on high heat. Once it’s boiling, let them cook for 20 minutes.
Now chop your parsley and garlic (I keep those in the fridge regularly for last minute emergencies like this).
Then get some frozen veggies out to steam. We really like green beans and broccoli and always have those in the freezer.
Once the potatoes are boiled, you drain them, put them in a skillet with some olive oil, garlic, parsley, salt, and pepper, and cook them another 5 minutes to get a light crust and flavor on the outside.
You can grill the meat yourself, but my hubby really likes grilling so I will often have it ready for him to put on the grill when he gets home and then I can finish up the sides.
EASY NEW POTATOES RECIPE
Seriously, trust me, this easy new potatoes recipe is a sanity saver.
It’s also got amazing flavor and texture, and can go well with a simple family dinner, or a fancy meal for your in-laws (does anyone actually cook fancy meals for their in laws? Mine seem to get hot dogs a lot!).
Do you have a favorite last minute recipe that regularly saves your butt? Feel free to share it in the comments, I can always use more!
- 12 small red potatoes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- salt and pepper
- Scrub the potatoes well then use a vegetable peeler to pare a 3/4" strip around the middle of each potato. This is what makes it look fancy! (Don't throw the peels away, save them for homemade vegetable stock)
- Place potatoes in a saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer covered for about 15-20 minutes, or until tender.
- Drain potatoes well.
- Heat oil in a skillet (or the saucepan you just used) on medium heat.
- Add the potatoes and stir to coat them in the oil.
- Add the garlic and parsley to the center of the pan. Once it starts to sizzle, stir it up with the potatoes.
- Continue stirring until the garlic has just started to brown, then remove the pan from the heat.
- Sprinkle generously with salt and pepper to serve.
Approximate cost/serving: New potatoes cost a little more per pound then average sized red potatoes, so you can cut costs by cutting larger red potatoes into quarters. This still cost me just around $1.50, so just 37 cents per serving.
Vegetarian/Gluten Free: Yes to both, and vegan too.
Serving Size:4 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127Saturated Fat: 0.51gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 541.38mgCarbohydrates: 21.73gFiber: 2.13gSugar: 1.03gProtein: 3.21g
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