Yukon gold potatoes are delicious and hold their shape well when cooked. Here’s an easy and delicious way to prepare them by boiling them first, then sauteing them with seasonings. To speed things up, simply boil them in advance when it’s convenient, store them in a covered container in the refrigerator, then saute them at mealtime. Simple! Below is a video demonstration of this recipe. The written recipe is below.
Easy Yukon Gold Parsley Potatoes
Makes 2 Servings
1 large (or 6 very small) Yukon Gold potato
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
Parsley flakes (dried or fresh)
Wash the potato well; do not peel it. Boil the potato whole with the peel intact, until a sharp knife or fork can easily pierce the potato. Remove it from the hot water and allow it to cool enough so you can handle it without getting burned.
When the potato has cooled, cut it into bite-size pieces. The peel can be left on or removed, as desired. Heat a skillet over about medium heat. Add the olive oil and butter and allow them to heat briefly. Add the potato pieces. Sprinkle the potatoes with salt, pepper and parsley flakes, to your taste. Allow the potato pieces to sauté, turning occasionally with a spatula, until they begin to brown. Serve immediately.
Tip: To save time, boil the potatoes in advance and store them in a covered container in the refrigerator until needed. For best results, use them within 2 days, but they will keep for up to 5 days.
Julia W. Klee (Judi) began her journey enjoying “all things food” in elementary school when she started preparing meals for her family. That love of food blossomed into a quest to learn more and more about health and wellness as related to nutrition. She went on to earn a BS Degree in Food and Nutrition, then an MS Degree in Nutrition. She has taught nutrition and related courses at the college level to pre-nursing and exercise science students. Her hunger to learn didn’t stop upon graduation from college. She continues to research on a regular basis about nutrition as it relates to health. Her hope is to help as many people as possible to enjoy foods that promote health and wellness.