New Potatoes

New potatoes are soft skinned and do not require lengthy cooking. They taste of sweet spring goodness. This recipe is inspired by Braised Potatoes with Lemon and Chives by Cooks Illustrated.


1 1/2 lbs small new potatoes

1 cup water

2 Tbsp butter

2 sprigs fresh herbs

3 cloves garlic

ó tsp salt

Juice of 1/2 lemon

1/2 tsp fresh ground pepper

1 Tbsp chopped chives

Using a skillet place the whole potatoes in a single layer. Add water, butter, herbs, salt and garlic and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook for about ten minutes until potatoes are tender when pierced with a fork. Using a spatula, smash the potatoes into flat discs. Remove the lid and take out the herbs and garlic, set aside. Increase heat until water is completely evaporated. In a small bowl mash the softened garlic, lemon juice and pepper. Once potatoes have begun to brown remove from heat and stir in lemon mixture and chives. Delicious!