New Potatoes With Balsamic and Shallot Butter

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 30 mins

The balsamic butter mixture turns these potatoes a nice, dark brown, and is delicious! You can make the butter ahead of time, chill it, then re-warm (30 sec in the microwave) and toss it with the potatoes just before serving. From Cooking Light, March 2005.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small saucepan over medium heat, bring the vinegar to a boil; reduce the temperature to low and simmer until the vinegar is reduced to 2 tablespoons of liquid - it will be thick and syrupy and will take about 10 minutes.
  2. Pour reduced vinegar into another bowl and let cool completely.
  3. While vinegar is cooling, place the potatoes in a saucepan and add water to cover; bring to a boil then reduce heat and let simmer for 20 minutes or until tender, then drain.
  4. While potatoes are cooking, to the cooled reduced vinegar add the melted butter, chopped shallots, thyme, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and black pepper, whisk well to incorporate and set aside.
  5. Cut the drained cooked potatoes in half (or 3rds diagonally, if using fingerlings), and place in a serving bowl.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt over the potatoes, toss, then add the butter mixture and basil or parsley and toss gently to coat.
  7. Serve immediately.


Most Helpful

My son (age 1 1/2) and I loved this recipe, my DH and DD age 3 thought is was wierd, but since I am rating this I give it 5 stars, it has a unique flavor, and the potatoes were moist and tasty.

snowflakes June 26, 2010

Made this as a side to some oven bbq ribs for Valentines dinner. Most excellent flavor - will definately make again!

Moonsmilie February 16, 2009

Excellent side dish. We served with recipe #282366, a green salad and broccoli with cheese sauce. A very nice light dinner. I did have to make my vinegar reduction twice as I burnt mine the first time. Great with mild flavored dish as the vinegar does have an intense taste. I used parsley to finish my dish and it was perfect, this will be made again at our house for sure. WW pts - 5.

Erindipity July 05, 2008

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