Lemon-infused Potatoes

I tried a new way of cooking potatoes last night. I simmered them in less water than I would normally use, plus some flavoring and fat to infuse flavor into the potatoes. I used lemon juice, olive oil and herbs. The potatoes simmer until tender, and then the liquid is boiled away so that they remain a bit moist and saucy. The results were light and flavorful. I served the potatoes with some eggs scrambled with smoked salmon and scallions for a “breakfast for dinner” meal.

Lemon-infused Potatoes

Yields: 2 servings
Time to make: ~30 minutes

  • 2 Yukon gold or red potatoes, peeled and cut into large cubes
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup water
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • Fresh herbs such as thyme or rosemary
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Put all of the ingredients into a large pot or skillet with a lid. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat, cover and let simmer until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 20-30 minutes. If necessary, add a little more water. When the potatoes are cooked, uncover, raise the heat and let any remaining liquid boil away.

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