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Tourned Steamed Potatoes

Simple flavors of butter, lemon, and fresh herbs are used in this elegant French side dish.

  • yield: Serves 2




  • 7 small yellow potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh herbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Step 1

    Put 1 cup water and some salt into a saucepan with a steamer basket inside and bring to a boil.

  2. Step 2

    Using a paring knife, peel the potatoes, turning as you peel off the skin, into a football shape.

  3. Step 3

    Add potatoes to the basket and steam until potatoes are knife-tender and the water has evaporated, about 20 minutes.

  4. Step 4

    Transfer the potatoes to a bowl and add 1 tablespoon butter, chopped herbs, and white pepper. Toss to coat. Serve warm.

Mad Hungry, February 2011

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Reviews (3)

  • 19 Jul, 2011

    Tried these potatoes tonight........they were DELICIOUS and easy. This will be my go to potato recipe from now on.
    Love the show.

  • 25 Feb, 2011

    Watch the water level of your pot. I was shocked to find a smoked blackened pot when I lifted the steamer basket! Next time I would add more water. My potatoes may have been larger in size but they were overdone on the outside underdone on the inside. . Still tasted good, just smoked tasting!

  • 25 Feb, 2011

    This recipe didn't turn out exactly as I planned. Perhaps my potatoes were too large, or my flame was on too high... I ended up smoking these potatoes because all of the water evaporated in the pot, I was shocked to find a blackened pot when I took the steamer basket off!. The potatoes ended up slightly overcooked on the outside, undercooked on the inside. They still tasted good--but smoky! I highly recommend you monitor the water level in your pot.