Boiled Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

What is your favorite way to eat potatoes? I feel like that I don’t have a favorite way. I simply love potatoes. Just like pasta, potatoes are a staple of my household. Potatoes are important in my life and in lives so many people… if they were not important or so damn delicious, there certainly wouldn’t be over 50 different words describing potatoes in Irish. Yes! I checked because I have nothing better to do than check how to say potatoes in every language… there is even article saying describing potatoes in 90 different Irish words. 

I don’t know if I ever told you but many times when my husband and I go to the restaurant to eat I order a bowl of mashed potatoes with gravy. I am not exaggerating. You can check my delicious recipe HERE. Then there are French fries, baked potatoes, roasted whole potatoes or steak wedges, and here I am sharing boiled. I mean so many different ways that we can prep our tatoes.

 

So, I grew up with potato salads. Not like American Potato salads, more like vinegar-oil based with a tone of onion in it and that’s pretty much my favorite potato salad in the whole world. I made a similar one here on my blog… Check out HERE  

Like I said so many times before, many dishes give me those flashbacks to the years when I was in high school or even younger. So, lately, I have been really enjoying sharing with all of you some of those dishes, as well as with my own family. I like introducing my kids to some of those recipes. They are all amazingly easy, yet extremely tasty. What is my cuisine you might ask? Well, it’s from all over Balkan so I’d say it’s Balkan Cusine, but that’s not completely correct.

On the map, you can find Southeastern Europe and there lies Balkan with many countries that got almost identical cuisine., even the languages are somewhat similar. They influence each other in so many ways. You have a little bit of comfort food, incredibly sweet desserts, but whole lot Mediterranean and healthy recipes as well. I would have to say that I grew with the best of both worlds, and in times when food was not as processed and kids played outside with no access to electronics. Good times! Man, I love the 80s! 😀 I am connected to the 90s too because I was in high school by then and I just loved every single moment, happy or sad, easy or hard. It was seriously the best! 

 

I hope you try this easy recipe because it is truly delicious. Hey, if you try this recipe or any other from my blog please share with me on Instagram. Make sure to tag me @sandraseasycooking using hashtag #sandrasasycooking I would love to see all your delicious creations and share with my readers as well. Thanks!!! <3 

Boiled Potatoes with Butter and Parsley

Author Sandra | Sandra's Easy Cooking

Ingredients

  • 5 Potatoes medium size, not too small or too large
  • 2 tbsp. Butter unsalted
  • 1 tsp. Dried Parsley
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste

Optional ingredients

  • Green Onions
  • Fresh Parsley

Instructions

  1. Wash the potatoes very well, then boil them in the large pot with enough water to cover over the potatoes. Cover and cook on medium-high heat for 30-40 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. When the knife goes through the potato easily, the potatoes are cook through.  Take them off the head, drain and fill the pot with cold water. Allow the potatoes to cool down for at least 5 minutes, but do not leave them in the cold water for too long. Just enough so you can handle them.
  3. While the potatoes are still warm peel by using back of the knife and just pull the skin.  I am using back of the knife because I don't want to lose too much of flash and most of the time you would cut through the potato if you using regular side. Anyhow, peel the potatoes and cut into equal as possible cubes, dice or bite sizes.
  4. Season the potatoes with salt and pepper to taste. Start with a generous pinch of salt and taste. You can always add some more salt later.
  5. Meanwhile, melt the butter then add dried parsley. You can use fresh parsley if you wish.
  6. Pour over the potatoes and toss it well.
  7. Now, you can add some chopped green onions just before serving. Totally up to you, but it tastes fantastic with green onions. Serve it warm. 

    If you place it in the fridge you must warm it up for the butter to loosens up, but you will have to keep it in the fridge if you have any leftovers. 

Recipe Notes

Tip If the butter is too light I add a dash of turmeric powder to make the butter more yellow and it looks prettier, plus it is healthier.



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