New Potatoes with Gremolata


Serve these flavorful potatoes with chicken or salmon dishes.


  • 3 Meyer lemons

  • 3 large shallots, peeled and minced

  • ½ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • ½ cup medium-chopped dill

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1 tablespoon salt

  • 5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 4 pounds white and red new potatoes

  • teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1 large egg


  1. To make gremolata, zest lemons to yield 2 tablespoons. Juice lemons; reserve. Blanch zest in small pan of boiling water for 30 seconds. Strain, run under cool water, and drain. Transfer zest to cutting board; finely chop. Add shallots, parsley, dill, and 1/2 teaspoon salt to zest. Drizzle 1 1/2 teaspoons oil over ingredients. Use large knife to chop ingredients until very fine but still retaining some texture. A food processor may be used, but pulse only. Transfer mixture to medium bowl. Stir in 3 tablespoons oil and 1 tablespoon lemon juice, until mixture is slightly thickened. Set gremolata aside.

  2. Put the scrubbed, unpeeled potatoes in large saucepan, and cover with water by one inch. Add 1 tablespoon salt, and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium; simmer until potatoes are tender when pierced with tip of knife, 15 to 25 minutes. Drain. Let stand until cool enough to handle; cut potatoes in half or quarters. While still warm, season with 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and 1 1/2 tablespoons oil. Add the gremolata, and toss to combine. Potatoes will absorb flavor from the gremolata. Set aside.

  3. Meanwhile, place egg in a small saucepan, cover with cold water, and place over high heat. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute. Turn heat off; cover. Let egg stand for 13 minutes. Drain egg; place in cold water to cool. Peel egg; cut in half. Dice finely. Set aside. To serve, transfer potatoes to serving bowl. Sprinkle chopped egg over potatoes.

Cook's Notes

Buy the smallest new potatoes available.


Can replace Meyer lemons with regular lemons.

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