Pan Browned Red Potatoes

All, Vegetables

These potatoes are very tasty, good-looking, and very easy to make.

For small red potatoes, you’ll need three or four per person.

After washing them cut the potatoes in half, if they’re small, or into chunks if they are larger. Put them in a Pyrex bowl with a 1/4 inch of water in the bottom. Cover the bowl and microwave on high for five minutes.

Remove the dish from the micro, and poke the potatoes with a sharp knife. If they are reasonably soft inside, let them cool down in the covered bowl and they will continue to cook for a few minutes. Depending on the number of potatoes and the power of the microwave, you may have to cook them a few more minutes.

Heat olive oil and butter, equal parts of each, in a skillet over medium low heat. Add the potatoes cut side down, and let them cook until they get a nice brown crust on them, like in the photo. This may take 20 or more minutes depending on the size of the pan and the heat of the burner.

Season with salt and pepper, and garnish with paprika, if you wish. These make a great side dish with almost any meal.

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