I love potatoes. LOOOOOOVE. Seriously, potatoes are the only reason I even make food. Josh and Sierra need real food, but I’d be totally happy just eating potatoes for the rest of my life. If we go out to eat (an extreme rarity) I will order two potato sides without flinching instead of something sensible like a salad.
The only thing better than potatoes are FAST potato recipes. When we first moved to Wyoming I couldn’t figure out why on earth my baked potatoes were never done in time to eat with the rest of the meal. Eventually, it dawned on me that EVERYTHING needs more cooking time at altitude. But, when it comes to potatoes, the faster the better in my opinion. Which brings us here.
I made these to go alongside some paprika-barbecue chicken and steamed broccoli for dinner tonight. These are showy little potatoes, but they are quick and easy, which makes them a win-win. Look at them!
Here’s what you need to get started:
Some small red potatoes, butter, sour cream, fresh dill, fresh chives, salt, pepper, lemon juice. That’s it! A snappy, short ingredient list, and very little effort on your part! Whoop!
And away we go!
Start a big pot of salted water to boil. Grab your potatoes and scrub them up really well. Pat them dry and take your peeler or a knife and peel a center strip on each potato. Toss them in the pot and boil the heck out of them until they are fork tender.
While the spuds are rolling around in the water, mix your butter and your sour cream into a big dairy-loving mess.
Go ahead and chop up your chives and your dill and get right down in there to smell them. It’s tough to beat the smell of fresh herbs…although the taste may do just that.
Dump them in your butter and sour cream mixture, followed by some salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Mix them up and revel in the glory that you’re about to dump all over your beautiful potatoes.
When the potatoes are ready to tango with the toppings, go ahead and strain the water. While the potatoes are still very hot, dump the glorious dairy/herb mixture over the top of them and toss it around to make sure none of your potatoes are left out.
Pop them in a bowl and put them on the table. I hope to heaven that the rest of your food is ready to eat, because otherwise these will go fast, even if I’m not sitting at your table.
Here’s your printable cheat sheet!