Small red potatoes, partially peeled, make an eye-catching presentation in this simple side dish from our Test Kitchen. The potatoes are steamed, then tossed with oil and a flavorful combination of thyme and lemon peel.
Recommended: 62 Christmas Potluck Sides for 12 or More
- 2 pounds small red potatoes
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Peel a narrow strip of skin around the center of each potato. Place potatoes in a steamer basket; place in a saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil. Cover and steam for 20-30 minutes or until tender. In a serving bowl, combine the remaining ingredients. Add potatoes and toss gently to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Thyme Potatoes in Light & Tasty February/March 2003, p55
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Reviewed May. 23, 2010 Edited Oct. 2, 2013
"I think this is one of the best red potato recipes. It is so easy to prepare and everyone likes it. It is a dish that goes with all meats."