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Boiled new potatoes with butter and mint.
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Nanna's Minted New Potatoes

A recipe passed down from my Nanna that makes the most of new potatoes. Minted new potatoes with only butter, fresh mint and sea salt added.
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 211kcal
Cost $4/ 3€


  • 800 g new potatoes or enough to fill a pot
  • 100 g butter you can definitely add less if you like
  • 2 sprigs fresh mint
  • 2 cloves garlic peeled
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 sprinkle maldon sea salt
  • 1 sprinkle freshly cracked black pepper


  • First, give the potatoes a little scrub in cold water to remove any leftover dirt. Don't scrub too hard or you will remove all the skin.
  • Cover the potatoes with cold water and add the salt and garlic. Put a lid on and bring to a boil. Once boiled, turn down to a simmer and cook for about 10-15 minutes or until completely soft when poked with a knife.
    Cooking the potatoes with garlic and salt.
  • Drain the potatoes and discard the garlic. Add the butter, black pepper and a few leaves of fresh mint. Mix gently with a spoon.
    Boiled new potatoes with butter and mint.
  • Serve in a big bowl or plate. Garnish with a nice sprinkling of crunchy Maldon sea salt and fresh sprigs of mint. Enjoy!
    The finished new potatoes on a plate.


Always cook root vegetables with cold water first. This helps to keep their nice shape after cooking.


Calories: 211kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 1786mg | Potassium: 1086mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 62IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg
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