Middle South

November, 2003
Regional Report

Recipes

New Potatoes With Parsley
This simple dish celebrates two treats of the season – fresh new potatoes and plenty of perfect parsley.

Ingredients
8 to 10 small red potatoes (about 1-1/2 pounds)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1-1/2 tablespoons butter or olive oil
1 cup fresh parsley, chopped fine

Preparation
Scrub potatoes and place them in a large saucepan with enough water to nearly cover them. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium and cook for about 15 minutes, or until the potatoes break in two when speared with a table fork. Drain, retaining about 1/4 cup cooking water. Add remaining ingredients and toss to mix using a large spoon.

Serves 3.

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