Pan Roasted New Potatoes

Today the chef bought a prime rib roast that we’ll have for Sunday dinner tomorrow. I’m looking forward to that!

In the meantime, I found this recipe for potatoes that sounds tasty, so maybe I can convince the chef to try these to serve with the roast. I can do the last few minutes of the recipe, if the chef is too busy getting other things ready.

The recipe is from Dad’s Own Cookbook by Bob Sloan. I haven’t used this book much, but it’s got lots of simple recipes, cooking tips and food basics.

2008-09-09 Update: We served these at a family dinner, and got lots of compliments. They were easy to make, and delicious. Next time we’ll make them in the cast iron pan, to get them a bit crispier.

Pan Roasted New Potatoes

  • 2 lbs (about 12-14) small new potatoes
  • 1½ cups chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp dried rosemary (optional)
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper
  1. Cut the potatoes in half and fit as many as possible in one layer in a large frying pan.
  2. Pour the broth over the potatoes.
  3. Bring the liquid to a boil over medium heat.
  4. Cover the pan, and cook until the broth is almost gone, about 20 minutes.
  5. Just before the liquid is boiled away, reduce the heat to medium low.
  6. Add the butter, thyme and rosemary.
  7. Continue cooking, covered, shaking the pan often, for another 10 minutes. The potatoes should be soft but not mushy, with a deep golden brown crust. Add a bit of water to the pan if the potatoes start to burn.
  8. Sprinkle on the parsley, and season with salt and pepper.
  9. Serve immediately, or leave covered and keep warm in a 250°F oven for up to 15 minutes.

Serves 4.

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4 Responses to Pan Roasted New Potatoes

  1. lil922 says:

    this sounds yummy! I just bought some multi colored new potatoes from trader joe’s – sounds like a great recipe to try.

  2. saugablog says:

    Thanks for your comment, and those potatoes sound interesting! We loved this recipe, so I hope you enjoy it too.

  3. rgiglio says:

    this recipe was great! my potatoes stuck a little because i used stainless steele, but they were still delicious. I added some freshly grated parmesan after they were done cooking. YUM!

  4. saugablog says:

    rgiglio, glad you liked them, and we’ll try the grated parmesan next time. Sounds delicious!

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