Chowhounds have lots of ideas about how to cook new potatoes. They’re usually freshly dug, small, and tender. alkapal asserts that “their creamy sweetness is best in the simplest preparations.” She prefers her new potatoes steamed and dressed with sweet butter and salt and pepper, or rubbed with good olive oil and sea salt and roasted. “It is the savory simplicity that is the ‘wow!’ factor,” she says.

Passadumkeg serves them steamed with lots of butter and a little fresh dill, while berkleybabe halves them, tosses them with olive oil, and roasts them with garlic and fresh rosemary.

jackie de also pairs new potatoes with rosemary: Put them in a skillet with butter and sprigs of fresh rosemary and add chicken broth to half the depth of the potatoes. Cover and cook on medium heat until the potatoes are almost tender and the liquid is almost gone. Remove the lid, raise the heat, and cook until the potatoes are crispy. jackie de then serves them with a squeeze of lemon juice and a drizzle of olive oil.

Jimmy Buffet grills his new potatoes, basting them with olive oil and sprinkling them with coarse sea salt just as they finish cooking. And, finally, bw2082 sautés them in duck fat with shallots.

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