Baby Potatoes in Parsley Broth

Baby Potatoes in Parsley Broth

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  • 1 pound baby or new potatoes (or enough for your family)
  • 2 to 3 cups of broth of your choice (enough to nearly cover)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon or so of parsley, chopped
  • salt as desired


Either remove a strip of the peel around the center of each potato or cut the potatoes in half. Place in a saucepan. Nearly cover with the broth of your choice. Bring to a boil, add a lid and turn down to a good simmer. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until potatoes are just tender.

Remove lid and continue to simmer until potatoes are soft and broth is reduced, turning the potatoes from top to bottom now and then. Once tender, tender, the broth should have reduced to almost a glaze. Remove from heat, add butter and parsley, toss and place potatoes in serving dish. Sprinkle with salt, if desired.

Note: These potatoes are literally cooked in broth, so it won’t ever be thick like a “gravy” but should end up like a “glaze.”

  • If the broth has reduced to a glaze before the potatoes are tender, add a bit more broth.
  • If the potatoes are done and there is still quite a bit of liquid in the pot, remove the potatoes and simmer the broth to reduce it before adding in the butter and parsley, then return the potatoes to coat them.
  • If the potatoes sit a bit and absorb every bit of the glaze, add water by the teaspoonful and/or a bit more butter to loosen them back up a little.

Keywords: Beef Stock, Chicken Stock, Family Recipe, hearty sides, Potatoes, Side, Vegetable Side