New Potatoes in Parchment

This recipe was inspired by one I saw in the NY Times and one in an Elizabeth David cookbook. Here’s my combination of the two.

Start with new potatoes and scrub them  I cut the larger ones into 2 inch pieces or so.  Cut a piece of parchment paper and fold it in half, creasing it.   Open it on a baking sheet.  Place potatoes on parchment with 2 cloved garlic (peeling is not necessary) and some fresh thyme and rosemary.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper.  Cut up 2-3 tbsp butter and dot on top.

Fold the second half of the parchment paper over, and fold the edge together to seal.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, just keep most the moisture in.

Place in a pre-heated 375 degree oven and bake for 45 minutes.  Remove, let cool a bit and carefully open the parchment.  Be careful of any steam.

Turn out into a serving dish so you get to see the lovely crisp, buttery sections where the potatoes were in contact with the hotter baking sheet.


Here’s  printable version:

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1.5-2 lbs of new potatoes
2 cloves garlic
salt & pepper
sprigs of thyme & rosemary (or herbs of your choice)
3 tbsp butter

Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Scrub new potatoes.  Cut any larger potatoes into 2″ pieces.  Cut a large sheet of parchment paper, fold it in half and crease it.  Place the parchment paper on a baking sheet, and open it.  Lay potatoes in parchment, adding 2 cloves unpeeled garlic, and a couple of sprigs of thyme & rosemary.  Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cut the butter up and dot over the top of the potatoes. Fold the top of the parchment over, crinkling the edges to seal. Bake for 45 minutes. Let cool slightly before carefully opening parchment, and turning out into a bowl to serve.

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4 Responses to New Potatoes in Parchment

  1. Daphne says:

    Those look just delicious.

  2. GrafixMuse says:

    Yummy! We do something similar, but in foil on the grill. I am hoping to harvest some new potatoes this weekend.

  3. kitsapfg says:

    That looks totally delicious! I love young potatoes anyways, but this looks like it would really bring out the creamy smoothness of them.

  4. Ali says:

    I saw that NYT recipe too and decided I was going to give it a try. Now I will for sure….

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