Herb-Braised Potatoes (Recipe)


This is an excellent Valentine’s Day dinner side dish. Heck, it’s so easy, you don’t need a holiday to enjoy these braised potatoes at all — a busy weeknight will do just fine!

Herb-Braised Potatoes.


  • 1 Cup vegetable broth
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Cloves garlic, halved
  • 1 Strip lemon zest
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 2 Sprigs thyme (you can substitute rosemary or a few sage leaves)
  • Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 12 Baby, fingerling or new potatoes, scrubbed and/or peeled and halved

1. In a lidded medium saucepan, bring broth, 1/2 cup water, olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, bay leaf and thyme to a boil. Season with salt and pepper. Once it’s boiling, cover and turn the heat down to simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes. Stir in potatoes, cover again, and continue simmering for another 15 minutes, or until the potatoes are easily pierced with a knife.
2. Using a slotted spoon, transfer potatoes to a warm bowl and cover. Turn the heat of saucepan to medium-high and cook until the broth has reduced a little. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Transfer potatoes to bowl and pour a little broth over them.

Recipe Adapted From: Dorie Greenspan.


Elisa F.
Elisa F3 years ago

Thanks for the recipe :)

Lisa Sears
Lisa Sears3 years ago

Looks a little complicated, but sounds absolutely delicious, think I'll give it a try!

Lis T.
Elisabeth T3 years ago

Thanks for the yummy recipe.

Virginia Belder
Virginia Belder3 years ago


Fi T.
Past Member 3 years ago

Energy up!

Oleg Kobetz
Oleg K3 years ago


PrimaSICK B.
PrimaAWAY B3 years ago

As for fattening if you can not over eat it would be fine. If you do overeat, get back on track the next day. I realize not everyone can just eat a small portion . A treat a few times a year. You don't need them every night. I don't personally believe in depriving. Then you eat more of other things.....

Maybe make a smaller portion next time you cook them.
You can't deprive yourself of everything .

I'm diabetic so sure I should not eat potatoes. I LOVE them and never fried ever. BUT I eat them 2/3 times a year and similar to this recipe.

PrimaSICK B.
PrimaAWAY B3 years ago

Nice recipe!

C Powell
C Powell3 years ago

Sounds delicious & so simple to make :)

Jonathan Harper
Jonathan Harper3 years ago