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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Mustard Glazed Potatoes



I love potatoes, but it's hard to find potato recipes that are scaled to smaller families. Sometimes you have to be creative. This recipe requires some attention, but if you're looking for something to make a roast chicken or grilled steak sing, you'll love these glazed potatoes. The ingredients are easy to obtain and the recipe is simple to prepare. One caution - keep your eye on them because the potatoes blacken quickly. Brown is good, black is not. The potatoes are prepared in two stages. They initially cook in a microwave but are glazed, stovetop, in a heavy skillet. Total cooking time is about 30 minutes. The potatoes must cook in a single layer, so avoid the temptation to work with more than a pound of potatoes at a time. You're going to like these.

Mustard Glazed Potatoes

Ingredients:
1 pound tiny Yukon Gold potatoes, washed and unpeeled
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided use
1 tablespoon vermouth or white wine (optional)
2 tablespoons reduced sodium chicken broth + broth for thinning marinade
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
1/4 teaspoon fresh cracked pepper
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Directions:
1) Place a single layer of potatoes in bottom of a large (12-inch) microwavable container that has a lid. Add 3 tablespoons of water to pan; cover and microwave on HIGH for 10 minutes. Remove from oven. Drain.
2) While potatoes cook, place mustard, 2 tablespoons oil, vermouth, chicken broth, garlic rosemary and pepper in a large bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
3) Add potatoes to sauce; toss with a wooden spoon to coat all surfaces.
4) Heat reserved 1 tablespoon oil in a large (12-inch) skillet. When oil begins to shimmer, add contents of bowl containing potatoes to pan and cook over medium-high heat until potatoes are glazed and brown. Add more chicken broth if pan becomes too dry. Garnish with chopped parsley. Yield: 4 servings.

22 comments:

Ning said...

I just bought a bag of potatoes and was thinking of what to cook with them. Thanks for the recipe! Am going to try this tonight. :)

Mariana said...

Hi Mary,

I think your blog is truly beautiful.

We just got married in June and I'm learning and really falling in love with cooking.

I'm having some lady friends over for a potluck tomorrow evening. Do you have a favorite, relatively easy dish that's a crowd pleaser?

Thanks,

Mariana
http://tapiocapuddingpie.blogspot.com/

Martha said...

I love mustard -- I love potatoes. What's not to like about this recipe? I'll have to give it a whirl next time we grill.

Donna-FFW said...

Simple, perfect, delicious side dish!! They sound wonderful with the mustard glaze, and the photo is awesome!

Susan said...

This sounds great. I often wonder what we ever did without Dijon mustard?

Mary said...

Hi, Mariana. Thanks so much for your kind words. As to an easy crowd pleaser, I have 4 to recommend; Braised Chicken with Riesling, Arroz con Pollo, Valencian Chicken and Poblano Chicken. I'll also put this info on your website, which, by the way, is looking good.

MyKitchenInHalfCups said...

Fascinating Mary. I have a mustard potato recipe much like this but done in the oven and we're crazy about it too. Have to try it your way too.

Michele said...

Your potatoes are so pretty! I think they would be great for a dinner party. Great presentation!

Katherine Aucoin said...

These potatoes make my heart sing! I have some potatoes I want to use up, these will be perfect for Sunday supper!

Pam said...

I just can't resist potatoes - especially ones that look this good. Excellent recipe.

Arundathi said...

oh my! that made me want to reach in and grab some. looks delicious!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm so glad you geared this for smaller families! Takes all the guesswork out of me screwing around with a recipe!

Natashya said...

What a great new way to spruce up the spuds! I love to get the little guys for guests, they just look so refined.

noble pig said...

Well you know I love these...yum!

Mary said...

It's good to know there are so many other potato lovers in blogland. These are nice! Slightly different from the norm.

Lynda said...

These potatoes look wonderful with the mustard glaze! I will try these on my husband as we love the little gold potatoes.

ChefBliss.com said...

I love potatoes too but I've never tried them with mustard. This one looks fantastic, thanks!

allthatsparkles said...

Hey Mary,

I was just wondering if these could be done in the oven? Or do they not get the same crispy glaze effect?

Yum,

Jules

Mary said...

Hi Jules, almost anything that can be roasted stovetop can be roasted in the oven. I've never done these in the oven so I can't give you times, but the recipe for Japanese Butter Soy Potatoes could be used as a guide.

Kevin said...

What a tasty potato side!

Jennifer said...

I tihnk that I will give these a try in the oven and maybe with fingerlings-yum! By the way, I am running a great contest involving PEEPS. http//:savorthethyme.blogspot.com

free online adventure games said...

Haha I kind of like the fact that I don't have to bake these potatoes to get that nice golden crisp baked potato - and with not too much oil of deed fried potatoes either.

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