Thursday, January 26, 2012

Broth Braised Potatoes


Time for another French Fridays with Dorie recipe! Our pick this week is Broth Braised Potatoes, the recipe can be found on page 358 of Dorie's book, Around My French Table. I didn't get too many photographs of this recipe since I made them to go with dinner and we ate them up quickly. My favorite is the above photo, taken just after putting the potatoes in the broth and before cooking. You can really see the pretty purple potato color along with the baby Yukon golds and baby red potatoes.


Here is the broth mixture heating up, I pretty much followed the recipe exactly except for using vegetarian vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. The flavor from the lemon peel was a nice surprise, and I was very happy to use some rosemary sprigs from my little potted herb garden.


Here are the potatoes all done and ready to eat, after simmering for a little under fifteen minutes. And below the potatoes are in their serving bowl ready for dinner! I served them with some green beans and chicken (for hubby and kids) -- I had some plain linguine pasta leftover for myself and drizzled some of the braising broth over the noodles and it made such yummy sauce!


The whole family enjoyed these potatoes, they had such a great flavor and the cooking times were right on. I don't cook potatoes a lot, seems like I just never know what to do with them and they are usually just for holidays, but can see making this recipe again for sure. The kids especially liked the purple potatoes and we decided to look up their origins online after dinner, from what I can tell they are native to South America and one site said that the Mayans and Incas used to serve these special purple potatoes to their kings. Not sure how accurate that is, but it was an interesting little food trivia tidbit for the night :)

14 comments:

Cakelaw said...

I so love the colourful mix of potatoes that you used - it makes the dish interesting.

Elizabeth said...

ooo, lemon and rosemary in broth for potatoes. I've never had anything like it, but I can imagine what it would taste like and I'm seeing the flavours coming together beautifully. Thanks for sharing! : )

Elin said...

Glad that your family loves this braised potatoes. I love potatoes and this is one great way to prepare them as a dish. Flavorful and aromatic. Have a nice weekend :)

Kris' Kitchen said...

I agree...great flavor and these were easy considering how good they are. Your potatoes are so colorful and yummy looking...I just used some that I already had, but next time I'd like to do what you did.

Adriana said...

I love how the purple potatoes look - and how your kids wanted to find out more about them. Keep feeding into their curiosity! That's awesome.

Guyla said...

We also enjoyed these potatoes. I used sage but plan to use rosemary next time. Don't you love having fresh herbs all year? We have a cold frame that allows me to keep herbs all winter. Glad your adorable children liked them!

Ei said...

I love the look of your purple potatoes. I'm a big potato gal, so I'll take 'em any way I can get 'em.

Cher said...

Glad this was a hit for your family. Love the colorful mix!

Lizzy said...

Nice job...I'm glad your family enjoyed these~

Frolicking Night Owl said...

what a great mix of potatoes!!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

The different colors of the potatoes is stunning.

Christy said...

The purple potatoes are gorgeous. Love the color! Linguine with the leftover broth sounds terrific.

amanda @ fake ginger said...

I used the same mix of potatoes - loooved the purple ones! My broth was purple by the next morning. SO fun!

Mary said...

Andrea, I loved that you used a colorful combo of potatoes to make this dish. and, using the leftover broth - great idea.

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