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Best red potatoes

Best red potatoes

From Cook's Illustrated

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep time:45 Minutes


  • 1.5 pound(s) red potatoes halved
  • 2 cup(s) water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) salt
  • 3 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 3 clove(s) garlic peeled
  • 3 sprig(s) thyme
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) chives minced


Place potatoes cut side down in large skillet. Add water, butter, salt, garlic and thyme. Bring to simmer; cover 15 minutes.

Remove lid and lift out garlic and thyme. Increase heat to med-high and simmer vigorously until all water evaporates and butter starts to sizzle, 15-20 min. Cook 4-6 minutes until bottom of potatoes are nicely browned.

Separately, mash garlic into a paste with lemon juice and butter. When potatoes are done, toss to coat.

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