The best potato recipes are the simplest. These French fries will impress your family and guests! The parsley and butter really bring out the flavor of the potatoes.
Servings 10 as a side dish
- 1 bunch parsley, finely chopped (1 cup)
- 3/4 cup unsalted butter, or 12 tablespoons, melted
- 1 bay leaf, optional
- 2 teaspoons sea salt, for boiling potatoes + more or as desired, for seasoning potatoes
- 5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes
Rub the potatoes with a clean cloth or a rough sponge backing (you don't have to peel them). Cut the potatoes into 1 - 1 1/2 thick pieces, transfer them to a saucepan and add enough warm water to just cover the potatoes. Sprinkle two teaspoons of salt and add bay leaf.
Bring to a boil, then partially boil for about 15 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. Strain the potatoes. Drizzle in the melted butter and stir to coat (note: it is easiest to stir in a large mixing bowl).
Sprinkle with ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste. Add a cup of chopped parsley and my heart until they are mixed. Stir the mixture again just before serving to coat it with any butter that collects on the bottom.