May 05, 2013

Garlic Butter Potatoes

I fell in love with this particular dish while dining at the Richmode Hotel buffet. Of course, my version couldn't possibly match up with theirs, but it was worth the shot. Also, I have a feeling that theirs was baked. Unfortunately, I do not have an oven at my disposal at the moment, so I had to stick to good old boiling. 

Generally, it was fun to try to replicate a dish without any reference. I might be doing this more often. Anyway, here's the recipe:

Garlic Butter Potatoes
2 Potatoes (peeled and cubed)
3-4 Tbsp of butter
3 cloves of garlic (minced)
Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 cup of broth (or water)

First, I sauteed the garlic in one tablespoon of butter. After a while, I mixed in the potatoes until the garlic was nice and toasty. I added the remaining butter afterward. Once the butter was melted and the potatoes were evenly coated with it, I slowly poured in the broth. I was cooking two dishes that day, hence, I had some pork broth. I'm sure water will work just as well. Just remember to season the dish.

I boiled the potatoes for more or less 15 minutes. It all depends on preference. Adjust the cooking time according to how tender you want your potatoes to be. It's best eaten when still warm.

My mom loved this dish in particular. She said that the combination of butter and garlic makes wonders. I couldn't agree more. And who doesn't love potatoes, right? This is the perfect side dish to a meal. Mom also suggested that it would go well with pasta. Maybe I'll try that in the future.

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