Basic Boiled Potatoes
Cook a big pot of red potatoes, and you'll not only have a fuss-free side dish, but a head start on other meals. Add butter and parsley to the portion of boiled potatoes you're serving immediately, then refrigerate the rest.
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
Makes4 servings plus 16 leftover potatoes
- 5 pounds medium red potatoes (about 24)
- Melted butter and minced fresh parsley, optional
- Place potatoes in a Dutch oven or stockpot and cover with water. Cover and bring to a boil over medium-high heat; cook for 15-30 minutes or until tender. Drain well. Serve eight potatoes with butter and parsley if desired. Refrigerate remaining potatoes.
Originally published as Basic Boiled Potatoes in Quick Cooking July/August 2001