Really, really good potatoes

Contributed by Preston Maring, MD

Really, really good potatoes
The recipes from you are coming in. I have tried several which I will share over time but the first “winner” is one of the simplest received so far. Many of us eat potatoes. This recipe called “Really, Really Good Potatoes” by the contributor is just that. 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


Mix everything in a medium saucepan with a cover. Add ¼ cup water. Bring to a boil, cover, then simmer for about 15 minutes or until the potatoes are tender. Stir twice during cooking (this is important to prevent sticking --- 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 infused the potatoes). Serve warm.

Nutrition information (per serving)

  • Calories: 145
  • Fat: 7 gm
  • Saturated fat: 1 gm
  • Trans fat: 0 gm
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 19 gm
  • Fiber: 2 gm
  • Sodium: 108 mg
  • Protein: 3 gm