Steamed Potatoes With Dill

Steamed Potatoes With Dill

This is an easy way to showcase the just-dug local potatoes we can find in our farmers' markets.  With only three ingredients, make sure you use the best of each:  sweet little red potatoes, good unsalted butter, and snips of bright green fresh dill.

You can use a vegetable steamer or the insert of a pasta pot to steam the potatoes.  You can cut the dill with a chef's knife or else use your kitchen scissors to get a fine snip.



  1. In a small bowl, use a fork to combine and cream together the butter, dill and a pinch of salt. If you have good sea salt, this is a good time to use it.
  2. Scrub the potatoes for any dirt or debris and use a paring knife to remove any marks. If you'd like to add some visual appeal, you can use a vegetable peeler to cut a band of skin off each potato (as we've done in the photo with this recipe).
  3. Set a steamer over boiling water and steam the potatoes, covered, for 13 to 15 minutes or until tender. Test for doneness by piercing the potato with a sharp paring knife.
  4. Cut each potato in half and top with the dill butter. Toss to coat as the butter melts.
  5. Serve immediately with an added sprig of dill as a garnish.





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