Bay Leaf-Scented Potatoes

Bay Leaf-Scented Potatoes Recipe
Photo: Michael Paul


4 servings, with leftovers

Recipe from

Real Simple

Nutritional Information

Calcium 20 mg
Calories 174
Caloriesfromfat 0 %
Carbohydrate 26 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Fat 7 g
Fiber 3 g
Iron 1 mg
Protein 3 mg
Satfat 1 g
Sodium 157 mg


2 pounds Idaho potatoes
1 tablespoon kosher salt
5 dried bay leaves
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


Peel 2 pounds Idaho potatoes (about 3) and cut into 1/2-inch slices. Combine the potatoes, kosher salt, and dried bay leaves in a large saucepan and add water to cover. Bring to a simmer and cook, covered, until the potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and discard the bay leaves. Reserve 2 cups of potatoes for another use. Place the remaining potatoes in a large bowl and toss with olive oil, lemon juice, chopped fresh parsley.