Friday, January 27, 2012
FFWD - Broth-Braised Potatoes
These potatoes may look boring but they are anything but. Broth-Braised Potatoes are one of my favorite recipes to date from Around My French Table to date.
I've actually enjoyed recipes for side dishes from Dorie most of all. Maybe because side dishes often feel like an after thought and don't receive the attention they deserve. Sometimes it's hard to get the creative juices following with only broccoli as an inspiration. But Garlic Crumb-Coated Broccoli proves that it can be gussied up with little effort. Spiced Butter Glazed Carrots are crave worthy and have graced my dinner table numerous times. And now these Broth-Braised Potatoes.
Why didn't I think of this? Simply cooking small potatoes in an aromatic chicken broth full of herbs, garlic, and my favorite part, a strip of lemon peel, results in potatoes that are so full of flavor you will be hitting yourself on the head for not coming up with this one your own. (If you are already cooking your potatoes in this manner, I bow to you and your genius.)
More technique, than recipe, these lovely little potatoes will be a regular around my dinner table.
Be sure to check out what the rest of our group thought of this recipe at French Fridays with Dorie. Run to get the recipe,here.