Simple but very good. Substitute new potatoes for the red if you prefer.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place butter in a serving bowl.

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water by 1 inch; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and cool until potatoes can be handled; cut potatoes in half.

  • Place potatoes into serving bowl with butter, season with salt and black pepper, and toss with chives until potatoes are coated.

Nutrition Facts

235.9 calories; 4.5 g protein; 36.2 g carbohydrates; 22.9 mg cholesterol; 14.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
Novice cooks in particular will appreciate this recipe for its simple and reliable instructions. While experienced cooks may not need these instructions they'll nevertheless appreciate it for its delicious inspiration(as in "Oh yeah why didn't I think of that?"). I'm happy I came across this today for my own inspiration and to use the first of this spring's chives in my garden! This was just what I was after for our stuffed pork chops tonight tho' I can't imagine any meat or fish entree these potatoes wouldn't complement well. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
Novice cooks in particular will appreciate this recipe for its simple and reliable instructions. While experienced cooks may not need these instructions they'll nevertheless appreciate it for its delicious inspiration(as in "Oh yeah why didn't I think of that?"). I'm happy I came across this today for my own inspiration and to use the first of this spring's chives in my garden! This was just what I was after for our stuffed pork chops tonight tho' I can't imagine any meat or fish entree these potatoes wouldn't complement well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
Novice cooks in particular will appreciate this recipe for its simple and reliable instructions. While experienced cooks may not need these instructions they'll nevertheless appreciate it for its delicious inspiration(as in "Oh yeah why didn't I think of that?"). I'm happy I came across this today for my own inspiration and to use the first of this spring's chives in my garden! This was just what I was after for our stuffed pork chops tonight tho' I can't imagine any meat or fish entree these potatoes wouldn't complement well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2014
Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents. Yes, it is a very simple recipe, but for a new cook, even the simple things can be confusing at first. How long to boil some potatoes, how long to boil eggs, etc. And it is a great side dish that can be amped up with extra spices like onion or garlic powder or some parsley. A very useful recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/23/2013
Easy Peasy nothing difficult just a straight forward recipe that you don't really need a recipe for. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
It is good to remember the simple. At the moment, all I had were gold potatoes and parsley so here is my tweaked version of the recipe: I, as someone suggested, used some garlic to add a bit of flavor. I instead boil the potatoes until soft but still firm. Then, I melted the butter in a pan and added one crushed garlic clove (use 2 if cooking for 4) and cooked it until fragant (a few seconds). Last, I added the potatoes to the pan with a tablespoon of the water I used for boiling them. I cooked it until it warmed up a bit turned the stove off and sprinkled fresh parsley. The water thickens a bit the butter so your potatoes have a tiny bit of creamyness. Do not over toss the potatoes because then you will smash them inadvertently. The trick is using minimal tossing with the spoon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2014
agree this is simple. but that is what's so great about it. I use garden grown chives especially for this. I add a crescent sliced onions to the boiling water @5 minutes from finish. just a great easy side dish to any meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/22/2014
We were all beginners at some point so while this recipe is simple it serves a purpose. Very good too! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2013
Soo simple and delish...whether you boil or steam the end result is still delish. This recipe is on point and it's an easy recipe for even a beginning cook to try. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2013
Directions are spot-on for an easy tasty side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/12/2014
WOW...amazing simplicity!!! It does not get any easier than this recipe...but they are so tasty!!! I sometimes sprinkle on some fresh grated parmesan cheese. Read More
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