Braised Fingerling Potato Coins

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Before last week, we had never tried fingerling potatoes. Now that we have, I feel as though we’ve been missing out. These potatoes are filled with so much flavor and are the perfect accompaniment to chicken or steak.

Braised Fingerling Potato Coins
1 pound fingerling potatoes
1 cup water
1/3 stick of butter, cut into bits
sprinkle of garlic and herb (or your favorite) seasoning

-Cut a round of parchment paper to fit just inside a 12-inch heavy skillet and butter one side.
-Using a mandolin or other adjustable blade slicer, slice potatoes 1/8 inch thick.
-Arrange in skillet and add water.
-Add seasoning, salt and pepper to taste. Dot top with butter.
-Cover potatoes with parchment, buttered side down, and briskly simmer until tender and most of liquid has evaporated, 30 to 35 minutes.

Source: Adapted from Sugar and Spice, originally from Gourmet

  • Holly

    One of these days you are going to have to come over to my house and explain to me how to make this. I really have no idea what parchment paper is, what a mandolin is, and can your really cook potatoes with a piece of paper on it? So confused. But the result looks yummy. Also – what is a fingerling potatoe? Haha. I am SO getting cooking lessons for Christmas, I just know it…

  • clstar

    Haha 🙂 Fingerling potatoes look like fingers, but fatter. Parchment is just a nonstick paper that comes on a roll just like tin foil or plastic wrap.
    Also, I would love to come give you lessons one day. I could at least teach you how to make a couple of different items that could be mixed/matched for a few different meals. Maybe for your birthday. 🙂

  • Star

    Hmm, these and the laughing cow chicken look so good and yummy. You should add both of these to your catering menu ;D

  • Holly

    That would be awesome! Because really, I should be able to cook potatoes but it amazed me how much I really just had no idea what you were talking about exactly – and it’s just a potato! That’s just sad. But it definitely looked like yummy potatoes and it didn’t involve vegetables so that’s right up my alley.