I've tried to make boiled potatoes a number of times. While potatoes are almost always good, even when completely screwed up, the boiled potatoes I was hoping to make never came out the way I imagined. Why was it that the potatoes weren't buttery delicious? Perhaps because I wasn't using butter! Yes, when endeavoring to make the boiled potatoes that I was so hoping would be buttery delicious with specks of dill that would lend that subtle dilly flavor the potatoes just weren't buttery delicious, and it just so happens.... you need butter for it.
Being 7 1/2 months pregnant means a lot of things and one of that is slacking in your gluten-free, "I'm going to try to eat healthier" diet. And so one night I boiled small yellow-skinned potatoes, the waxy sort and tossed it with butter (instead of the usual olive oil), dill, salt and pepper. And to my surprise it was exactly what I had been trying to make all along! Fancy that.
1 lb. dutch yellow potatoes
2-3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
Salt & Pepper to taste
1/2 tablespoon of peppercorn
2 dried bay leaves
1 head of garlic halved cross-wise
Dried dill to taste or fresh dill if you have any
1. In a pot add the potatoes, peppercorn, bay leaves, garlic and top with water 1" above the potatoes. Sprinkle in a 3/4 tablespoon of salt and bring to a boil. When the water reaches a boil turn it down to a simmer, and allow the pot to simmer for about 5-8 minutes. Check to see whether the potatoes are done by poking with a knife, the knife should be able to slide into the middle of the potato with ease.
2. Drain the pot in a colander. Bay leaves, garlic and peppercorn can be tossed.
3. Cut the potatoes into quarters or halves depending on how large they are.
4. In a large bowl add the cut potatoes, salt and pepper to taste, dried dill to your liking (my husband loves dill, so I always put alot), and 2 tablespoons of butter. Toss all together until everything is thoroughly tossed, butter is melted and all the potatoes are coated with butter.
5. Taste test and add whatever ingredients (butter, dill, salt or pepper) needs to be further added in.