Boiled New Potatoes

Boiled New Potatoes

 

 

Method: 

On a hob:

Place the salad potatoes in a pan and cover with the minimum of boiling water.

Cover with a lid and simmer gently for approximately 15-20 minutes until just tender.

Once cooked drain immediately.

 

In a microwave:

Place the potatoes in a microwaveable dish with 2 tbsp of water.

Cover and cook on full power (800w) for 7-8 minutes.

Allow to stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

 

Salad potatoes taste great on their own, in their skins, but if you would like to add butter here are some interesting twists:

Citrus Butter: 25g softened butter mixed with the zest of an orange and half a lemon

Herb Butter: 25g softened butter mixed with 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh herbs (parsley, mint, chives etc)

Pesto Butter: 25g softened butter mixed with 1 tsp red pesto

Garlic Butter: 25g softened butter mixed with 1-2 crushed cloves of garlic

Tip:

You don't need to add butter to salad potatoes, a handful of fresh herbs, like parsley, adds flavour without the fat.

 

Salad

Ingredients: 

175g (6oz) of Salad potatoes per person

Typical varieties: 
Prep time: 
5 mins
Cook in: 
15 mins
Serves: 
4
4 Comments
Per portion% RI
Energy kcal116
LowFat g0.50.0
LowSFA g0.00.0
LowSalt g2.01.0
LowSugar g0.00.0

More Recipes

Cheese Mashed Potato
  • 1kg (2lb 4oz) medium smooth potatoes (such as Desiree)
  • 4 medium sea bass fillets
  • 2 tbsp seasoned plain flour
  • 50g bag wild rocket
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 200ml (7 fl oz) semi skimmed milk
  • 150g rindless soft goats' cheese
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper
Prep in: 
15 mins
Variety: 
Smooth
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
20 mins
Potato Salad
  • 500g salad potatoes, scrubbed and halved
  • 1 tbsp half fat creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp low fat mayonnaise
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped chives
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
Prep in: 
5 mins
Variety: 
Salad
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
15 mins
Roast Chicken

750g Fluffy potatoes (such as King Edward or Maris Piper), cut into chunks

1 tbsp olive oil

8 chicken thighs

300g carrots, cut into 3cm pieces

2 large parsnips, approx. 250g, cut into 3cm wedges

1 tbsp thyme leaves

1 tbsp honey

2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
40 mins
Potato and Tomato Soup

1.5 litre low sodium vegetable stock
1 leek, sliced
400g medium smooth potatoes, skin-on and 1cm diced
400g can chopped tomatoes
150g Savoy cabbage, shredded
1 tbsp oregano, chopped (optional)

Prep in: 
5 mins
Variety: 
Smooth
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
15 mins
salad potato kebabs
  • 12 salad potatoes (such as Charlotte or Maris Peer), scrubbed and halved if necessary
  • 2 corn on the cob
  • 12 cocktail sausages
  • 3 tbsp BBQ sauce
  • Selection of dips to serve

 

Prep in: 
5 mins
Variety: 
Salad
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
20 mins
Chicken Waffle Surprise
  • 2 large chicken breasts, approx 300g/10oz, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 195g can sweetcorn, drained
  • 455g jar tomato sauce
  • 75g (3oz) frozen peas
  • 6 frozen waffles, halved
Prep in: 
10 mins
Variety: 
Fluffy
Serves: 
4
Cook in: 
20 - 25 mins

Follow the Potato girls