Tuesday, August 18, 2009

New Potatoes

My dad, for health reasons, grows a HUGE totally organic garden every year.  My littly puny garden is also organic, but will take years to produce as well as his does.  I raided his this week, and one of my treasures was a basket of new red potatoes.  I combined two internet recipes, came up with this, and it was AWESOME.  The potatoes come out so creamy you would swear they were drowned in butter.

New Potatoes with Garlic, Herbs and Parmesean
About 2 cups unpeeled red potatoes, halved if necessary
1 Tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar (do not omit!)
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
Fresh or dried herbs (I used a sprinkling each of fresh rosemary, thyme and chives)
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Place potatoes in pressure cooker. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese, herbs and garlic; add 1 cup water, sugar and salt. Close cover securely; place pressure regulator on vent pipe. Bring cooker to full pressure over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high; cook for 6 minutes. (Pressure regulator should maintain a slow steady rocking motion; adjust heat if needed.)
Remove from the heat; immediately cool according to manufacturer's directions until pressure is completely reduced.  Drain and add a little butter if desired.