Boiled red potatoes take very little time to boil, yet this side dish looks stunning and will please everyone at the table.
- 1 1/2 pounds small baby potatoes (preferably an assortment of red, blue, and yellow)
- 2 tablespoons butter, plus more as needed
- Kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, plus more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, plus more to taste
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley, or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- Optional: 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- If your potatoes are not bite-sized, then cut them in half.
- In a large pot, add enough water to cover your baby potatoes by at least 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over high heat (put on the lid to help it boil faster). Then, salt the water liberally once it’s boiling.
- Boil the baby (or small) potatoes until they are fork tender, about 10 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes.
- Drain the potatoes in a colander over the sink and then return them to the pot.
- Gently toss the potatoes with the butter, 1 teaspoon Kosher salt, the pepper, the garlic powder, and the parsley. Taste and add more salt, pepper, or garlic powder, as desired. Stir in Parmesan, if desired.
- Serve warm or at room temperature.
Dairy-Free Option: Use ghee (lactose-free clarified butter) or olive oil instead of butter. Leave out the Parmesan cheese.
Kosher Salt Substitute: If subbing table salt for the Kosher salt in this recipe, use about half as much.