Really, really good potatoes

This red potato recipe is simple yet satisfying.

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Really, really good potatoes

Many of us eat potatoes. This recipe called “Really, Really Good Potatoes” is just that. I actually like this new method a lot better than boiling the potatoes in a pan totally covered with water, draining them, and then mixing in other stuff. The flavors of the garlic and parsley actually infuse the potatoes. Try it. Stop by your local farmers’ market and pick up some red potatoes and parsley. With garlic and olive oil you already have in your kitchen, you’re ready.

Servings: 4


  • 1 pound new red potatoes, cut into large bite-size pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Small handful parsley, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. In a medium saucepan with a cover, add all ingredients. Bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Stir twice during cooking (this is important to prevent sticking). Serve warm.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 145
  • Total fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 1 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total carbohydrate: 19 g
  • Dietary fiber: 2 g
  • Sodium: 108 mg
  • Protein: 3 g