Broth-Braised Potatoes

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie recipe is not very exciting, but it is one that I will be making often.

To make Broth-Braised Potatoes, chicken broth is first infused with the flavors of olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, bay leaf, fresh thyme, and salt and pepper.  Then the potatoes are cooked in the aromatic broth until tender.  If you wish to serve some of the cooking liquid with the potatoes (I did), remove the potatoes and simmer the broth for a few minutes to concentrate the flavors.

The end result is tender, flavorful potatoes that taste richer than they are.  My husband’s comment about these potatoes is that they “are just boiled potatoes”.  That they are, but they are much more flavorful, and don’t require butter to make them taste so good!

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10 responses to “Broth-Braised Potatoes

  1. Yep, these potatoes are easy, simple and nutritious! We loved them and will make them often I think!

  2. They do look good sitting next to those green beans 🙂

  3. You are right: this recipe’s appeal is in its simplicity. The smell of that broth simmering with all the aromatics is fantastic. I just wish more of that flavor made it into the potatoes.

  4. Ouch, I would not be pleased if my dish is met with “just boiled potatoes”! 😀 It’s all about subtlties and these potatoes have plenty. It’s a simple recipe that I think most of us will return to often.

  5. I made the fennel, but I do want to try the potatoes. The red potatoes look so pretty with the specks of thyme. My boiled potatoes always end up as mashed potatoes, but I don’t think that would happen with these.

  6. I enjoyed these too. Glad you did. Your dinner looks delicious!!

  7. So happy to hear someone else loved these are much as I did! 🙂 My husband covered his in ketchup. Sigh. Men are so weird.

  8. I liked them too. They are sort of like “just boiled potatoes”, but with marginally more effort, they are so much more. I’m adding them to my side dish repertoire too.

  9. My spouse initially was not pleased that I was making “boiled potatoes” but ended up loving these – we’ve made them twice since and each time he raves about them. I loved how easy this dish was.

  10. I think I would have enjoyed these potatoes. Your dinner looks delicious! Hopefully, I’ll get them made soon.

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