Recipe: Aunt Clara's Potatoes
This recipe doesn't look like it should work, but the water in the butter is enough to create steam that cooks the potatoes. This recipe doesn't work with oil or margarine, incidentally, only butter, as though you needed an excuse.
1 stick unsalted butter
3 lbs. small new waxy potatoes (such as Yukon Gold), washed but unpeeled
1 teaspoon kosher salt
- Melt the butter in a heavy pan such as a Dutch oven.
- Throw the potatoes and salt in (the potatoes should be in one layer) and cover.
- Cook over medium heat until the potatoes are done, 20-30 minutes; a sharp knife stuck in the potatoes will not stick.
- Serve with the brown butter poured over the potatoes.