What are Parsley Spuds?

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Parsley potatoes are a simple side dish made by combining boiled potatoes with parsley, butter, salt, and pepper. The type of parsley can vary, and some cooks add garlic and onion. The potatoes can be sautéed and baked for extra flavor. They pair well with meat, poultry, or fish.

The parsley potatoes are just as the name describes. The greens, potatoes and herb, parsley, are combined. Enhanced flavor and a sprinkle of attractive green color to liven up otherwise white potatoes are some of the benefits of this side dish. Parsley-tossed potatoes are a side dish since, typically, no meat, cheese, or other protein is added. Seasonings such as salt and pepper, as well as butter, are often the only other ingredients in parsley potatoes, but recipes, as well as cooking methods, vary widely.

The type of parsley can be varied, although the flat leaf type is most commonly used. Curly parsley can be substituted, and the dried rather than fresh variety of this herb can also be used. Because dried parsley has a stronger flavor than fresh, as long as it’s used within about six months of opening the container, less dried herb is needed to season potatoes than the fresh version. Some cooks like to add garlic and onion to parsley potatoes instead of just butter, salt and pepper.

Parsley, butter, salt and pepper, as well as sautéed onions and garlic, can simply be mixed into chopped and boiled potatoes. Here’s how some people make and serve a side dish of parsley potatoes. Many cooks take boiled potatoes through multiple steps which may or may not include searing them in a skillet and/or placing them in a baking dish to cook in the oven. The extra steps are often said to make potatoes taste better.

The potatoes should first be peeled and washed. Next, they should be chopped into chunks, placed in a pot of water to cover, and boiled until tender. After draining the potatoes, they can be placed in a pan heated with oil or butter and sautéed until golden brown. The parsley and seasonings can be added when the potatoes are halfway browned. From the sauté stage, the parsley potatoes can be cooked in a buttered baking dish.

Cook the sautéed potatoes in a moderately heated oven for about 15-20 minutes to complete the side dish. Many of these side dish recipes call for the parsley potatoes to have a chunky texture rather than being overly soggy. Some potato and parsley side dish recipes use very small potatoes, early or new, whole or halved. Potatoes seasoned with parsley can accompany any type of meat or poultry dish. They could also be served with baked fish.

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