Salt Potatoes With Lemon Herb Butter

"This is a simple, classic salt potato recipe that is a perfect accompaniment to any summer meal--or year-round if you wish. The potatoes are sweet with just the right level of saltiness and combination of herbs. They're also great heated through the next day--that is if there are any left!"
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  • Place potatoes and salt in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook for 15-20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  • During last five minutes of potatoes' cooking time, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Add garlic powder, basil, rosemary, pepper and lemon juice to butter and stir to combine.
  • Drain potatoes and place in serving dish.
  • Pour butter mixture over potatoes and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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  1. VA3212
    We really liked these. I did, however, cut the salt in half because I was scared. The lemon herb butter is great and we all liked these potatoes. We used baby dutch yellow potatoes
  2. Chef Shadows
    We cooked these last night to go with a slow oven roasted chicken. They were very good! My wife did not use the full 1/2 cup of salt called for, she and my daughter said the 1/4 cup used was plenty for them... I think they would have been fine if using the whole measure... I like salty! Thanks for a very good recipe!


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