Crispy Braised Red Potatoes

December 15, 2015 - 1 minute read

Crispy Braised Red Potatoes

These potatoes are crispy on the bottom and super soft and tender in the middle. Quickly, toss these in the skillet while you prepare other items and have an excellent side ready in no time.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds small red potatoes, unpeeled, halved
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh chives

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in single layer, cut side down, in 12-inch nonstick skillet. Add water, butter, garlic, thyme, and salt and bring to simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until potatoes are just tender, about 15 minutes.
  2. Remove lid and transfer garlic to cutting board; discard thyme. Increase heat to medium-high and vigorously simmer, swirling pan occasionally, until water evaporates and butter starts to sizzle, 15 to 20 minutes. When cool enough to handle, mince garlic to paste. Transfer paste to bowl and stir in lemon juice and pepper.
  3. Continue to cook potatoes, swirling pan frequently, until butter browns and cut sides of potatoes turn spotty brown, 4 to 6 minutes longer. Remove from heat, add garlic mixture and chives and toss to thoroughly coat. Sprinkle with some additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Source: America’s Test Kitchen

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