braised baby potatoes in bowl with fork and knife

Melt-in-your-mouth Braised Potatoes

  • Author: mimi newman
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:30
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Sides
  • Method: Braise
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free



  • 2 cups of baby new potatoes
  • 4 cups of water (at least)
  • juice of 1 lemon, and then quarter the juiced lemon and use
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 bay leaf (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  1. Take a low/wide pan — this is my favorite braising pan — and pour in 2 cups of baby new potatoes. Cover those potatoes with water (about 4 cups of water), and add in a few glugs of olive oil, and the juice of 1 lemon. Cut the lemon into quarters after you’ve juiced them, and then also throw the lemons into the pot. Add in kosher salt, a few bay leafs if you have them, and bring the whole thing to a boil.
  2. Then, reduce down the heat and let simmer for about 20 minutes, with the top on the pot, until a butter knife can slice a potato without any resistance.

  3. When the potatoes are done, take the top off the pot and reduce the braising liquid down to a pan sauce – it should evaporate in about 5 minutes on medium heat.
  4. Toss the potatoes so they’re covered evenly with said pan sauce, and then serve!

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