Buttery Red Potatoes

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by mysonshine

As my grandparents have always called them, "new" potatoes. Sliced red potatoes boiled and then covered in butter sauce. Simple and quick.

Top Review by bullwinkle

My late in-laws were vegetable farmers and they would dig up some of their potatoes early to make this dish. They taste good and are easy to make. I served these with your smothered hamburger steak #12842. Thanks mysonshine. Bullwinkle.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 5 -10 small red potatoes (amount varies according to your preference or the number of people who will be eating)
  • 2 tablespoons butter (again, amount varies) or 2 tablespoons margarine (again, amount varies)
  • chives (enough to sprinkle on top of potatoes)
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 cups water (enough to cover potatoes and allow to boil)


  1. Bring water to a boil as you slice potatoes thick or thin, leaving the skin on. (I keep my slices "potato chip shaped" and not too thin!).
  2. Boil potatoes until tender (when a fork can be inserted with ease), about 15-20 minutes.
  3. Drain in colander.
  4. Place potatoes in a big bowl and add plenty of butter/margarine. (I use at least 2-3 tablespoons maybe more, depending on number of potatoes used and whatever our mood happens to be!).
  5. Then sprinkle chives on top of potatoes to taste and for a little more color.
  6. *Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. *Can add some bacon bits and shredded cheese on top or mixed if you like. I haven't ever tried that, but sounds like it might be good.

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