Buttered Dill (New) Potatoes are one of the comfortable and popular dishes made in summer. Simple dishes often is better.
Potatoes are always one of the best side dish ideas when you want to please your family or guests.
Baked, mashed, roasted, fried, any of these recipes are always welcomed on my table. Potatoes are one of the oldest ingredients and a homey dish.
There are never too many potatoes on the table, especially the new potatoes ( or baby potatoes) that are so sweet and crunchy. Simply finger linking. Simple is better when you want a pan-fried of potatoes.
These potatoes fried in butter with a lot of dill and garlic taste fabulous. You can enjoy this simple dish as it is or next to some meat or fish.
New potatoes are small potatoes that don’t have too much starch, so this is why you can not peel off the skin but enjoy them as they are. New potatoes are the ones you have recently dug from the garden or bought from the local farmer market. I adore summer and its harvest, everything tastes heavenly.
Potatoes – The new potatoes will be more than ideal for this recipe, and if they are small, you can fry them without cutting and with the skin on. Definitely, for this recipe, you can use any kind of potatoes, but these summer new potatoes have an unbelievable taste.
Butter – the more, the better. The butter here adds creaminess and flavour. I adore frying eggs or potatoes in butter. I know it’s not healthy; nonetheless, I’m not doing this process all the time.
Dill – I adore dill with potatoes; they create such a nice duo and a great pair. Fresh and seasonal there is never too much for this recipe. However, you can easily skip the dill or replace it with oregano, thyme, or basil.
Garlic – no potatoes without garlic. Nothing screams more summer than some fried potatoes with a lot of garlic and dill. The aroma, the flavour is simply unbelievable. Potatoes with garlic are the best partner in crime.
Some simple ingredients that you probably have available will make a simple comfort summer dish taste and look heavenly.
How to make buttered dill potatoes?
Simple and easy, some 20 minutes and your new potatoes infused in dill and garlic are ready to be served. You will definitely find some recipes where they advise you to boil potatoes; however, I never boil potatoes; on the contrary, I fry them in butter with some olive oil ( to avoid a burnt butter) for 20 minutes, and the result is marvellous. Crunchy, browny, inviting, sweet, and never too many.
If I use big new potatoes then I cut them in half, but if I use small ones, then I use them as they are. Add herbs such as = garlic powder, cayenne powder, salt, and pepper.
Take a big skillet and pour some oil and add butter, followed by potatoes. Fry them without the lid for 10-15 minutes by nicely stirring them. Cover the lid for some minutes just to smooth potatoes a little.
When the potatoes are crunchy, brown, and appetisingly, add 2-3 minced cloves of garlic and the dill. Mix well to infuse all aromas and serve warm. Such an easy and not complicated recipe to enjoy any time of the day or any time of the year.
What to serve with new potatoes?
- Baked or roasted meat goes perfect with new potatoes
- Fish is also an idea. Here you can use sea bass, sea bream, salmon, or any kind of white fish.
- Salads – I think this is the best option when you want to enjoy the garlicky new potatoes with a healthy green salad that pairs so well.
- Also, pan-fried new potatoes will taste delicious topped with some sour cream or plain Greek yoghurt.
More potato recipes:
Potatoes are very versatile and you can find lots of potato recipes available nowadays. Even when you are full, some French fries will never be too much. You can also check some of my famous and fast potato recipes such as:
Buttered Dill Potatoes
- 1 1/2 pound new potatoes
- 4 cloves garlic
- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 bunch dill
- Wash potatoes and cut half if you are using bigger ones.
- Take a large skillet and on a medium to high heat pour some olive oil and add butter. In 1 minute add potatoes and fry without a lid for 15 minutes.
- Cover the lid for some minutes just to smooth potatoes a little. Meanwhile, chop the dill and mince the garlic.
- Add 2-3 minced cloves of garlic and the dill and mix well to infuse all aromas and serve warm.