Skillet Roasted New Potatoes

New potatoes are very thin-skinned, immature potatoes.

They have a short shelf life, usually only a few days before they start turning green and need to be added to the compost pile.

It's likely that you'll only find them at the farmer's market – but try, if you can.

They're worth it: incredibly sweet and creamy.

I've made them several different ways over the years (a few ideas below) but this is still my favorite.

When something is this good, simple is best.

Skillet Roasted New Potatoes

Preparation and cooking time:  30 minutes 

  • 10oz (300gr) small new potatoes
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 2 tbs garlic chives
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Skillet New Potatoes

  • Gently wash the new potatoes. 
  • Heat oil in a medium, nonstick skillet over medium high heat. 
  • Add new potatoes, sauté 5 minutes, shaking and rolling them about. 
  • Reduce heat to low, cover partially and cook for 15 – 20 minutes, or until very tender. 
  • When ready to serve, add butter, chives, roll them around to coat, sprinkle with salt and serve.

A few other suggestions – these were a bit bigger – still fantastic!

New Potatoes Braised with Rosemary and Olives

Braised New Potatoes

Oven Roasted New Potatoes with Herbs

Roasted New Potatoes

Potatoes with Prosciutto, Olives and Green Garlic

New Potatoes with Prosciutto

I learned two things today.

The reason I don't get anything done:

I went outside today, with the sole goal of planting the basil seeds in the herb garden.  As I walked past the potager I realized that the corn needed hoeing.  I grabbed the hoe, and, as I was passing the radishes, I realized there were some that were ready to eat. After I pulled the radishes, dug out the bindweed in the corn and squash (which I had to do before I could hoe) and finished hoeing it was 3 hours later and too late to plant the basil seeds. 

The reason I don't get any projects done in the summer:

Hoeing, mowing, sowing, weeding, watering, trimming, strimming, picking, preserving, freezing…. Repeat endlessly.

The puppies learned one thing today.

When one grabs the tail of a lizard, the tail comes off.  The tail continues to flip and twist, being a distraction so the, now tailless, lizard can escape.  It's not nearly as much fun to play with the tail without the lizard attached, as the tail doesn't try to run away (no legs)…. No matter how often one nudges it with one's nose or slaps it with one's paws.

7 thoughts on “Skillet Roasted New Potatoes”

  1. I like new potatoes a lot. I have some I just harvested from my garden (it was an unplanned event, to be sure). All the options you present look enticing.

  2. But, my dear, you got LOTS done, just not what you set out to do. Look at the long list of accomplishments rather than the short list of what didn’t happen.

  3. Lol I have yard work ADD too!!! I always go out with a task in mind and if I walk past a weedy spot I’m there forgetting about my original task! It never fails!
    Your potatoes look great!

  4. Simona, oh, you have your own… Lucky you. There quite expensive.
    Zoomie, that’s one way of looking at it…. but the jobs just keep appearing.
    manningroad, I really do enjoy being out all day…. and I enjoy the work. Just so much (quit complaining)
    joanne, they are so good, crispy and creamy both.
    Lauren, I think it can’t be helped… we see it and we have to do it.
    Chaya, thanks!

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