ffwD: Broth-braised potatoes

Today’s recipe was the final part (though served third in succession) of my “thank you for helping me move” dinner that I made for my friend earlier this month. I have to say that I enjoyed serving a whole month’s worth of ffwD assignments rolled into one meal. I was able to get instant feedback on all the dishes, and I got to see how well the food played against each other. Plus, it freed up my weekends to make a lot of other dishes!

Instead of the recommended fingerlings, I used Yukon gold potatoes in this dish. Dorie’s braising method resulted in very creamy and soft potatoes that had a wonderful brothy and rosemary flavor. These potatoes were so delicious that I’ve made them two more times this month!

To see how other bloggers fared with broth-braised potatoes, check out French Fridays with Dorie where we make recipes from Dorie Greenspan’s Around My French Table: More Than 300 Recipes from My Home to Yours.

58 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Krissy
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 00:11:56

    Beautiful photos and great idea to serve all these foods for your thank you dinner. We really liked this potato dish too.

  2. sara
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 00:15:07

    Mmmm, these look like total comfort food! Love them – totally perfect for chilly winter evenings!

  3. hotlyspiced
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:06:36

    Oh those do look so delicious. I can almost smell them. I love potatoes cooked in broth and then flavoured with rosemary. I can understand why you’ve made these twice more this month. And with all the wonderful food you’ve served your removalists, I’m sure they’ll only be too happy to help you move again.

  4. Kay aka Babygirl
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:12:39

    Oh those potatoes look so tender and absolutely wonderful. I love potatoes with just about every dish. This came out looking wonderful

  5. Anna @ the shady pine
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 01:42:15

    These look full of flavour just looking at them and the potatoes look lovely in your pretty dish. A meal is such a nice way to say than you.

  6. Three-Cookies
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 03:01:27

    This sounds delicious, a bit like German salad

  7. oneexpatslife
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 03:47:58

    Ooh, somehow your potatoes came out far more photogenic than mine. Mine tasted good but did not photograph so well. Oh well, I guess I would rather have tasty food than pretty food.

  8. Food,Photography & France
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 04:34:50

    Very, very good looking potatoes – they must be delicious. Excellent recipe

  9. Louanne
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 04:41:50

    Goodness, those look incredibly delicious…

  10. Cakelaw
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 05:08:18

    The colour of your potatoes is wonderful – they do look gold.

  11. mary
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 05:25:12

    THese look so delicious – really you don’t need meat – a plate of these tatties would do me fine!
    Mary x

  12. Parsley Sage
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 05:42:59

    Fabulous FFwD! And a great way to say thanks to your friends for helping you move. If this is what they get, you can sign me up to help the next time you’re moving🙂

  13. Maureen
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 06:06:22

    Perfect comfort food for dinner and for me, a perfect late night snack. I promise when I eat them I don’t do the Nigella thing where I look sexy into the camera and sneak into the fridge. I do it with the lights on!

  14. Adriana
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 07:16:34

    Your smaller pieces definitely worked better than my quartered potatoes! I’m glad you liked these. They look much softer and tastier than mine.

  15. spicegirlfla
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 07:31:18

    Oh so pretty!!! Your movers were definitely treated very well!! Love this idea to cook potatoes!

  16. Trix
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 07:34:23

    How clever of you to make everything all at once. I have a weakness for potatoes, I will need to get off my bum and make these for sure!

  17. Life is Ful
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 07:34:48

    Looks yummy and I like your plate!

  18. cooking-varieties (wan)
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 07:59:04

    hi yummy chunklet… this sure looks delicious.. if for dinner, i think i can finish the whole plate with some fresh fruits..
    take your own free time to do the blog post. . have a great day

  19. Lisa {Smart Food and Fit}
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 08:25:50

    I’m lovin’ your comfort food posts lately! Hmm, it’s 9am and I’m hungry for some potatoes!

  20. Ronda
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 08:33:27

    They look so good!

  21. Lola's Kitchen
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 08:36:31

    I used sage but next time I plan to try with rosemary. We loved these potatoes! So easy and delicious:)

  22. Eileen
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 08:58:00

    Sounds like a huge success to me, if you made them two more times this month! Isn’t it great to find such an easy, tasty recipe? Yum. If this is how you feed the people who help you, I’ll fly to Chicago and lift a refrigerator on my back next time you move. Just saying.

  23. Jen at The Three Little Piglets
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 09:39:18

    That sound delicious! Every time I read one of your FFWD posts, I think man I need to go dig that book out!

  24. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 10:03:47

    Those look so tender and good.

  25. Chaya
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:10:16

    You could call them golden potatoes. Good job, Yummy.

  26. Cher
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:26:15

    Wow that you made them two more times. I guess they were a hit!

  27. Reem | Simply Reem
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:41:36

    What a delicious Dish…
    Yumm… In our house we love potatoes, this will be a sure hit.

  28. SoupAddict Karen
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 11:53:15

    The potatoes look delicious … but I want that bowl! 🙂

  29. JamieAnne
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 12:15:43

    These look great! Beautiful pictures.

  30. Frollicking Night Owl
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 12:27:08

    I’m impressed that you’ve already made this recipe several times. I also made mine with Yukon golds.

  31. Chaya
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 14:09:09

    I just made these and I thank you. I saw yours and it reminded me and it also look so good, I knew, I could not pass it up.

  32. Caroline
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 14:34:24

    Brothy? Rosemary? Errrr yes please! These sound delicious. x

  33. Grumpy Grateful Mom
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 15:03:00

    Mmmmm….I’m convinced I need these in my life. Especially since you make them two more times.

  34. katyarich
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 15:43:45

    They look very yummy!

  35. Liz
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 17:39:07

    I’m so glad these were a hit! I may give them another chance with Yukon golds🙂

  36. Elaine
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 18:22:54

    My, I would have loved to been at that thank you dinner! You can cook one for me anytime.🙂 I like that you cut the potatoes in small pieces. They look so very tasty!

  37. betsy
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 20:37:42

    I’ll bet these were good with the Yukon golds, and along side the chicken. I’ll definitely be making these again. They are just so easy.

  38. Ann
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 21:01:36

    Sounds and looks delicious! I like that you do the entire month in one meal….the feed back has got to be rewarding and informative! …and who doesn’t love potatoes!

  39. Lou
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 23:00:36

    Mouthwatering!! What a great dish for pretty much any meal. Would you have added anything else or done anything differently next time?

  40. Confessions of a Culinary Diva
    Jan 27, 2012 @ 23:55:22

    Another great post. The Nigella post this week with the potatoes and mushrooms was terrific also! Great plate for serving. Have a terrific weekend!

  41. sally
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 08:29:56

    Yum! I love the combination of rosemary and potatoes!

  42. bitsandbreadcrumbs
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 09:57:00

    I always roast potatoes with rosemary…and they’re great, of course, but these look and sound so delicious and comforting braised in broth…perfect for a winter’s night!

  43. Simply Life
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 11:24:37

    mmm…I just ate lunch but these are making me hungry again!

  44. Audrey Allure
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 11:27:17

    That looks amazing!

  45. Norma Chang
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 14:00:34

    Yukon gold, one of my favorite potatoes. Your dish looks so yummy and healthy too. Must remember to add rosemary next time I make braise potatoes.

  46. Frankly Entertaining
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 14:34:21

    We loved these over here. I think they were even better as hash browns the next day!

  47. Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 18:58:02

    Yummy… perfect for a cold day..

  48. amanda @ fake ginger
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 19:24:37

    Oh my goodness, your potatoes look so delicious!

  49. Dolly
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 20:26:42

    delicious … mmmh i love starchy vegies!!!

  50. FiSh
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 20:35:12

    the potatoes must taste really good with the rosemary flavours!🙂 would love to share this with all too.

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  51. Asmita
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 20:57:52

    These potatoes look fantastic. Yummy!!!

  52. kyleen
    Jan 28, 2012 @ 23:40:20

    Mhmm, I’m a total sucker for carbs, especially in this cold weather. These potatoes have my name written on them!

  53. Dessert By Candy
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 01:23:41

    I love your colourful plate! The potato looks very creamy in the photo. Yukon gold is my go-to all-purpose potato but I don’t get to use them too often anymore. You reminded me how much I miss them!

  54. Pudding Pie Lane
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 08:04:16

    Aw how lovely, I hope you’re settling in ok! I never knew of the concept of ‘borth-braised’ but the photos look amazing so I’m convinced!

  55. Terra
    Jan 29, 2012 @ 10:44:42

    This looks fabulous! AND I love love your plate, beautiful! Hugs, Terra

  56. Kristin & Megan (@BonBonRoseGirls)
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 12:02:46

    I’m always looking for a new potato dish!

  57. Chris and Amy
    Jan 30, 2012 @ 12:12:13

    I wish we had been able to participate…those look yummy!

  58. jora
    Feb 01, 2012 @ 08:45:04

    Your potatoes look so much better than mine did. Yukon golds have such a great color!

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