Buttered Parsley Red Potatoes

buttered parsley red potatoesButtered Parsley Red potatoes is an easy and delicious side dish.  I admit that I do most of my cooking in the microwave oven, but it saves a lot of time.  The length of time it takes to cook the food and also less clean up.  Since you can cook in the same bowl you serve the food, that means no pot to scrub.

I usually make this recipe with with red potatoes, but as long as you use a thin skinned potato, it will cook just the same.  A thicker skinned potato would be like a Russet, which is better for baking.

Red Potatoes are very versatile.  You can use them when making a potato salad, stews, home fries for breakfast, and even mashed.  Once they’re washed and cubed, you’re pretty much done.  Just a little tossing while cooking in the microwave.

Ingredients:  (6-8 servings)

6-8 medium red potatoes
2 T. butter
2 T. chopped fresh parsley (or dry)

Wash/scrub all your potatoes.  Although I leave the skins on, I do trim the root end and any other blemishes or spots I don’t want to eat.

Chopped red potatoes and parsleyChop the potatoes in 1/2″ squares and place in microwave safe bowl.

red potatoes covered with plastic wrapCover bowl with plastic wrap making sure you leave a small opening to release steam.

Add butter and microwave on high for 3 minutes.  Be careful lifting the plastic wrap as the steam will burn you.  Toss potatoes to coat with the melted butter.

Replace the plastic wrap and microwave another 3 minutes.  Again, please be careful of the steam when removing the plastic wrap.  Check to see if they’re soft.  If they are a little too crisp for you, microwave another minute or two.

parsleyAdd parsley and microwave another 1 minute.  Carefully remove plastic wrap and serve.  Bowl will be hot!  You should use hot pads and place on a trivet.

NOTE:  I don’t ever use margarine or any butter substitutes.  If the ingredients on the side of the package look like a long list of chemicals, it’s probably not good for you.  It may taste good, but whatever those ingredients are, what are they doing to the human body?  I’ll stay on the safe side and stick with “real” butter.  The ingredients should say cream, or cream and salt.  I’m not saying that I always eat 100% pure foods, but for foods that I eat on a regular basis, I’ll stick with real and/or organic.

Enjoy your Buttered Parsley Potatoes with a beef brisket or country-style pork ribs.



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