Tomato & Herb Potatoes
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- 6 small new potatoes, scrubbed
- 15 g butter
- 6 cherry tomatoes, halved
- 2 teaspoons chives, snipped
- 1 teaspoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 teaspoon fresh basil, chopped
- fresh ground black pepper
- splash white wine (optional)
- Cook potatoes in boiling water until tender & drain well, set aside.
- Melt butter in same pan, add tomatoes, herbs, pepper & wine if using, saute for 1 minute.
- Return potatoes to pan, toss gently until heated through.
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My new potatoes were a little large and my cherry tomatoes really small - I would use more tomatoes next time or perhaps the grape tomatoes. I also probably doubled the herbs at least, added some lovage which adds a slightly bitter counterpoint that works really well with the other ingredients. I also halved my potatoes when adding them to the butter, just to help them absorb more of the herby goodness of the sauce. So delicious!
I tried these based on Bird and Wigal's recommendations in the top 2008 game and was not disappointed. I totally agree with Bird, the tomato with the potato is what makes it sing! So I would make sure you stick to cherry tomatoes, unless you can get garden or other very flavorful ones for the regular kind. I used more of the fresh herbs - they really make this dish too. I halved the butter (1/2 tablespoon - about 7.5 grams), and just followed step 3 and coated/warmed the potatoes (did not fry them til cripsy). These are delicious and could even be eaten for breakfast like homefries!
Delicious, easy, and healthy! I made this recipe based on Chef#452940's recommendation for the Top Favorites of 2008 Game. I did not have chives so instead used 3 spring onions and 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon of dried basil instead of fresh. I did not cut the potatoes into smaller pieces so the texture of the potato was soft, but if I had sliced them as 2Bleu had done it would have been a more fried crispy texture. And I did not use the wine-it was gone already. LOL! I served this recipe with grilled cabbage and Recipe#268135. Thanks Mandy for keeper. Made for Top Favorites of 2008 tag.
This recipe made it into our Book #231450. 2/26/08 - I have always said if there were ever a mater/tater recipe, I'de grab it up just for the name. I am so glad I found this one. WOW! I used small red potatoes and nuked em for better flavor than boiling and it also cut down the total time to about 7 minutes. Then cut them into smaller bite sized pieces and continued with the recipe as stated (including the splash of wine, yummy!) This recipe is fast, easy, and simple! I used the spices that you stated during cooking and added nothing more, but I did add some salt after plating them up. When I tasted a potato, I thought, "Ok, a nice seasoned fried potato." Then I had a mater/tater combo on my fork, and I placed it in my mouth. I started chewing when all of a sudden, I got this delightful little zap of flavor in my mouth that made my eyelids close and my heart go MMMMMMMM!!!! Mandy, thank you so much for posting this recipe! ~Bird
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