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Browned Butter Red Potatoes

I've been making my version of Dad's potatoes for years, and it goes great with any meal. Browning the butter gives the potatoes a whole new taste. —Anne Pavelak, Endicott, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings (3/4 cup each)

Ingredients

  • 16 medium red potatoes (about 4 pounds), quartered
  • 1 cup butter, cubed
  • 6 to 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain; return to pot.
  • Meanwhile, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Heat 5-7 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring constantly. Stir in garlic; cook 30 seconds longer or until butter is golden brown. Add to potatoes; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 246 calories, 15g fat (10g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 510mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • robbrd
    Jun 25, 2020

    Very good. It was fairly simple to make. I loved that I didn't need to peel the potatoes. We will definitely have these again. My husband suggested a little Parmesan grated on top would be a nice touch.

  • justmbeth
    Jan 24, 2018

    Delicious! Browning the butter is a bit tricky for me but the result was a thumbs up from the crowd.

  • No_Time_To_Cook
    Jul 18, 2015

    These were pretty good... my husband especially liked them.

  • reljune16
    Jun 16, 2015

    Good

  • Freckleface1
    Feb 1, 2015

    I add all the chopped garlic to the water in the pot with the potatoes. Then I bring it to a boil and simmer until all the potatoes are tender, then I drain them well. I then brown the butter and pour it over the potatoes and garlic. You can either add the garlic to the boiling water in the potatoes or add the garlic to the butter. Either way, they turn out great!

  • cwbuff2
    Jan 25, 2015

    Super easy, yummy recipe. I cut it in half for our family of 4 but felt there wasn't enough butter, so next time I'm going to make 1 cup of the butter. However, I think 4 garlic cloves was enough, so I won't increase that. Cooking the potatoes 20 minutes made them soft enough to slightly smash when I drained them in a colander, which was a nice result. I will definitely be making this again!

  • cej222000
    Jan 31, 2014

    Garlic and butter...Mmm

  • efwynne
    Dec 31, 2013

    Love red potatoes add the garlic this is a recipe for goodness!!! Being easy also makes it wonderful!!

  • suegouin48
    Dec 16, 2013

    I am a garlic lover and just LOVED this recipe. Very tasty and makes a great side dish for any meal. Definitely would make again!

  • suegouin48
    Dec 16, 2013

    I am a garlic lover and just LOVED this receipe. Very tasty and makes a great side dish for any meal. Definitely would make again!