New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce




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Introduction

Indulge in the creamy goodness of New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce, a comforting and flavorful dish that is sure to be a hit at the dinner table. With tender new potatoes smothered in a rich garlic-infused cream sauce, this recipe is a delightful way to elevate your potato game.

Why Make This Recipe

This dish is perfect for those looking to try a new way of enjoying potatoes. The combination of fresh dill, garlic, and cream creates a luxurious sauce that complements the mild flavor of new potatoes beautifully, making it a versatile side dish for any meal.

How to Make New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2 lbs new potatoes (we used new Yukon gold potatoes, but most new potatoes work well)
  • 1/2 Tbsp sea salt for boiling potatoes + 1/2 tsp more for seasoning the sauce
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or butter
  • 1/2 medium onion, finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove, pressed
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped

Directions:

  1. Scrub each potato clean and cut them into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Boil the potatoes in salted water until fork-tender.
  3. Sauté onion in olive oil until golden, then add garlic and cook briefly.
  4. Pour in heavy cream, salt, and simmer briefly.
  5. Stir in fresh dill and pour the sauce over the potatoes.
  6. Toss to coat and keep warm before serving.

How to Serve New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Serve the potatoes hot as a flavorful side dish alongside roasted meats, grilled vegetables, or a fresh salad. The creamy garlic sauce pairs perfectly with a variety of main courses and adds a touch of elegance to the meal.

How to Store New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. To reheat, gently warm the potatoes in a saucepan over low heat, adding a splash of cream if needed to revive the sauce.

Tips to Make New Potatoes in a Garlic Cream Sauce

  • Be sure not to overcook the potatoes to maintain their texture.
  • Adjust the seasoning of the sauce to suit your taste preferences.
  • Fresh dill adds a bright, herbaceous flavor, but you can also experiment with other herbs like parsley or chives.

Variation

For a lighter version of this dish, you can use half-and-half or milk instead of heavy cream. You can also swap out the dill for parsley or tarragon for a different flavor profile.

FAQs

  1. Can I use dried dill instead of fresh? Fresh dill is recommended for the best flavor, but you can use dried dill in a pinch. Just use half the amount.
  2. Can I make this dish ahead of time? While it’s best served fresh, you can prepare the components ahead and assemble before serving.
  3. Can I substitute the heavy cream with a dairy-free alternative? Yes, you can use coconut cream or a non-dairy creamer for a lactose-free version of this dish.

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