Friday, January 27, 2012

Broth-Braised Potatoes - French Fridays With Dorie


















When I first saw this recipe - Broth-Braised Potatoes  in Dorie's book, Around My French Table,  I knew it would taste good. And I was happy that the recipe was scheduled for this Friday's FFWD ! I will not miss it for sure. This dish can be eaten alone or as a side for roast or pan-seared meat.   The potatoes are cooked in chicken broth infused with garlic, herbs, lemon zest and olive oil.  The broth et al bring up the sweetness of the potatoes and add a touch of intrigue to a dependable dish.  I used pink skin potatoes and it turned out lovely.  

















The potatoes are fluffy and they easily absorbed the flavor from the herbs and lemon infused chicken broth . I cooked the chicken broth the night before. I used coriander , carrots ,onions and mixed herbs in sachet bag and boiled together with the chicken breast and two cups of water for almost an hour under slow heat until I get a cup of chicken broth. I didn't know that it is so easy to prepare chicken both until I googled for the recipe :)  Dorie's Broth Braised Potatoes asked for chicken broth but she didn't give the recipe for chicken broth- thus I have to google for the recipe :p




















Adding lemon zest, basil leaf and rosemary to the chicken broth further enchanced the flavor and taste of this dish. Dorie advises to using small potatoes or cut the potatoes into smaller cubes for they works best for easy absorption of the flavorful broth. Simmer the potatoes in the broth until the potatoes has softened . Once cooked,  remove the potatoes and reduce down the broth . You can serve the potatoes as a side dish with pan-seared meat or fish. Or browned them in the oven if you liked. The lemon zest in the broth gave the potatoes a citrus-y taste.  Love this dish! I always love Fridays! :)




















Do hop over to see what the rest of the Doristas have come what with


Enjoy and have a great weekend!



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21 comments:

  1. Your potatoes turned out lovely looking!

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  2. We loved these potatoes. Good for you to make your own broth. Looks delish!

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  3. hey..still got time to cook this in Semenyih? Enjoying yourself? :)

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  4. My goodness, you are putting the rest of us to shame with your homemade chicken broth. I just used broth from my pantry.

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  5. I love your sunny looking potatoes - wasn't this a great super quick side dish?

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  6. Your broth with the cilantro looks fantastic! I thought the potatoes were a bit bland but I'm happy you enjoyed them.

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  7. I'm sure the home made broth adding something extra! I used chicken bouillon and it was tasty.

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  8. Your potatoes look delicious! Great post!

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  9. There are few things as good as a homemade stock/ broth. I am sure it made your potatoes extra special!

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  10. Great idea to use homemade chicken stock, I'm sure the flavor of your potatoes was excellent!

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  11. Love your photos. This was delightful and so easy to make. Just my speed.

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  12. Mmmm...I used homemade stock, too. It tastes soooo much better than the kind in a box. Looks yummy!

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  13. Great potatoes! I use homemade stock also, but was out of it this time. It freezes great. These tooker really flavorful!

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  14. I bet they were so delicious with your homemade stock. I need to make some of that soon.

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  15. I'm impressed that you made your own broth, just for this recipe. I enjoyed these potatoes too. And I love Fridays too.

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  16. Very nice - and how perfect that you took the time to make homemade broth! I'm sure that just upped the flavor ante.

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  17. We liked these too. Yours look so delicious - particularly with that homemade broth!!!

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  18. Your potatoes look great! I love those whole cloves of garlic floating around!

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  19. Wow you made broth from scratch just for this recipe, that's dedication! I love those disposable tea bags. I use them for everything, especially marmalade for the pips. Glad you love the potatoes.

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  20. i see very interesting recipes always coming from your this event. i will never know braising potatoes in this way if not reading from your blog here..

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  21. Loved that you made your own broth. That made the flavorful difference.

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