New Potatoes

Rachel Allen shares her top tips for making perfect new potatoes
By Rachel Allen
New Potatoes
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  • Serves: 6
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 1 kg new potatoes
  • 1 sprigs mint
  • sea salt
  • butter


1. Wash the potatoes well, brushing off any dirt with a vegetable brush.

2. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, add a sprig of mint and a big pinch of salt. When the water is boiling, tip in the potatoes and cover with the lid. Boil until the potatoes are tender to the tip of a knife.

3. Drain and leave the potatoes to sit in the dry saucepan with the lid on and the heat off. They can sit like this for half an hour easily.

4. When ready to serve, put the potatoes into a bowl with few knobs of butter on top and some sea salt.

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