Stewed Potatoes

"Few side dish recipes are as versatile and as easy as this one. My mother always made these potatoes at least once a week when I was a kid and they taste just great! We often had them with salmon cakes but they'll complement just about any main dish. I never see them anywhere else nowadays, either in homes or restaurants, so I thought I'd go ahead and post the recipe here. I think that stewed potatoes must have been a 50s thing. Anyway, make substitutions and/or additions as you wish -- this recipe will tolerate changes pretty much. Some folks add cheese to the mix but I like them just as listed. This is a great, fast side dish for either Thanksgiving or Christmas. Yukon Gold potatoes make the very best ones but any potatoes will do. Enjoy!"
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  • Scrub the potatoes if you don't plan to peel them.
  • Quarter the potatoes and let them soak a bit in cold water.
  • Pour all other ingredients into a cooking pot or pan and, over medium heat.
  • As soon as the butter is melted and the bouillon cube is dissolved, add in the drained potatoes.
  • Allow the potatoes to maintain a slow boil until tender (about 20 minutes) and serve.

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  1. Wolfer49
    Very tasty. I wanted a fast way to fix potatoes and this was it. I made it lower sodium by using low sodium bouillon cubes and no added salt. I used three cubes and omitted the chicken broth and just added more water.
  2. Lori Mama
    Loved the fact that the potatoes were not cooked in just water. Nice flavor. I served these with beer can chicken and mixed vegetables and used the flavorful broth as the gravy. Delicious. :)


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