Quick and Easy . . . Chive Potatoes
Chives are the “stars” in this simple potato dish.
The difference between a boring vegetable dish and a dish with a little pizzazz can be as simple as the addition of a humble herb.
This dish is one of my family’s favorites after a busy day of work and school. It is a quick, go-to dish, a perfect comfort food for a cool autumn evening.
5 Simple Ingredients
- 4-5 Russet Potatoes
- 1 large yellow onion
- 2T olive oil
- 1 bunch (.75 ounces) organic chives
- Seasoning, to taste (salt, pepper, garlic powder)
- Peel, cut, and dice the onion.
- Wash, peel, and cut the potatoes into 1” cubes.
TIP: Place cut potatoes directly into a bowl and cover with cold water. This prevents pinkish/brown discoloration caused by the carbohydrates in the potatoes reacting with oxygen in the air.
TIME SAVING TIP: Buy already diced potatoes in the freezer section of your grocer.
- Heat oil in fry pan on medium heat. Add onions to oil and saute approximately 3 minutes. Add drained potatoes to onion and oil and cook approximately 20 minutes, until fork tender. If potatoes appear dry, add more olive oil. Use a large spatula to move the potatoes to ensure that they evenly cook.
- Approximately 10 minutes after you begin frying the potatoes, add the chopped chives. Add your favorites seasonings too.
TIP: You can add extra flavor to the potatoes by cooking until nicely browned.
Chives not only add flavor to your dish, they contain fiber, vitamins A, B, C, and K, minerals such as calcium, potassium, and manganese and antioxidants that can assist your body in inhibiting the growth of cancer cells.
Chives are a minor addition to your diet but each small addition of fiber, nutrients and antioxidants add up to the greater investment in your overall health!
For complete nutrition information view: Chives Nutrition Facts and Health Benefits at nutrition-and-you.com.