Saturday, July 21, 2012

Sauteed Potatoes Persillade

Persillade is a French style of cooking that almost always incorporates parsley and garlic into a dish. Now add that with sauteed potatoes, and you have a wonderful side dish worthy of an award! These potatoes are great with just about anything. You can add them as a side to your meat or fish or you can put them with your eggs for breakfast. They are versatile and delicious.

Recipe yields 4 servings

3 large russet potatoes
1 large bundle of fresh parsley
4 cloves of garlic
Canola oil for pan

Peel potatoes and dice into 1/4" cubes. Try to make all pieces the same size so when you are cooking, they all cook evenly.

Add potatoes to a pot and cover with cold water. Heat until water comes to a boil and remove potatoes immediately. This blanches the potatoes to soften them and make it much easier and quicker to saute them afterwards. Drain all water from the potatoes and pat dry. Lie flat on a baking sheet on top of towels to soak up excess water.

While potatoes are drying, finely chop the parsley and garlic. I chose to make garlic paste with my garlic, but you can also mince the garlic. When potatoes are completely dried through, they are ready to be sauteed. Heat a medium skillet on high heat. Once skillet is hot, add 1 tbsp of canola oil (or just enough to put a thick coat on the bottom of the skillet). Add just enough potatoes to form a flat layer. Note: You do not want the potatoes laying on top of each other, you want a flat layer.

Let potatoes cook for 4-5 minutes until bottom side becomes brown and crispy. Flip all potatoes once and cook until the other side becomes browned.

If you need to cook your potatoes in multiple batches because they don't all fit in one skillet, repeat the above process until all potatoes are golden and crispy. Add potatoes to a large mixing bowl and toss with parsley and garlic. Once all ingredients are evenly distributed, add all potatoes back to the skillet.

Heat on medium-high for an additional 3-4 minutes, while turning potatoes. Remove from heat and add to a serving bowl. Serve and enjoy!


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  2. Heat on medium-high for an additional 3-4 minutes, while turning potatoes. Remove from heat and add to a serving bowl. Serve and enjoy!
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