“Peasant” Rosemary Lemon Potatoes

While many of us are often curious about how to say “hello” or “thank you” if a foreign language (and I’m speaking now of PG13 words ONLY, wink!), my friend has an unusual hobby of learning how to say “Do you like potatoes?” in every language. As I was pronouncing “kar-to-shka” as clearly as I could so she could memorize it (“kartoshka” means potato in Russian), I thought that it’s quite an odd phrase to be learning. Don’t you agree? Apparently, the rationale behind it is absolutely genius – EVERYONE likes potatoes. Seriously, who doesn’t? It’s a great conversation starter! Love it.

Not only everyone loves potatoes. There are literally thousands of ways to cook them.  What’s even better is that they’re always delicious! This new recipe I tried today is a great addition to my favorite potato recipes. The combination of lemon, rosemary and olive oil is so fresh and fragrant! Try this instead of boring mashed potatoes loaded with cream and butter.

P. S. OK, I take that sentence back about mashed potatoes being boring. Mashed potatoes are awesome! But this is just as good, trust me!

Ingredients (for 4 servings)

2 ½ lbs. baby potatoes

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

Leaves of 2 fresh rosemary springs, finely chopped

2-3 springs green onion, finely chopped


Black pepper

Boil the potatoes in salted water for about 15-20 minutes until they’re completely soft when pierced with a knife. Drain and gently crush the potatoes with a fork. Add lemon juice, rosemary, green onion, season with black pepper and toss gently. This makes a great side to any meat or fish dish. If you like this recipe, also try lemon olive oil mashed potatoes!


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