Yesterday we were sitting outside on the patio breathing in the sweet, warm spring air and thinking about what to cook while sipping a glass of Chardonnay. The sun reflected like gold in our wine glass and we had to think of golden buttery potatoes sprinkled with parsley. Since we had New Potatoes from the market and Chardonnay already opened we decided to make Parsley Chardonnay Potatoes. The recipe is so simple and gives immediate satisfaction.
When you need a little sunshine in a bowl these delicious potatoes are just the thing. They remind us of growing up in Europe and having grandma in the kitchen bustling by the stove while the most wonderful smells drift out into the living room and invite you to take a peek into the kitchen, perhaps to steal a look or even a morsel from a steaming pot on the stove.
Potatoes have always been a staple in our house to go with a meat dish like a roast or Schnitzel or just a salad with vinaigrette. In Austria and Hungary when you order a Schnitzel you often get a side of potatoes with parsley.
Our little twist on the potatoes that grandma used to make came from adding our favorite ingredient ~ wine! The butter and wine (we used a chardonnay, but you can use any smooth buttery white wine) give the potatoes a creamy texture that contrasts nicely with the crisp edges from the pan roasting. We of course tasted the wine as well to make sure it was just right for the dish The Chardonnay was from Summerland Winery with citrus notes, French oak, and a hint of sea breeze.
Besides the wine, what really makes these potatoes (and us) happy is the parsley that we add just before finishing them. The parsley gives it a hint of freshness and makes the potatoes look more adventurous. These Parsley Chardonnay Potatoes make the perfect side dish with your Sunday roast or any time of the week.
Parsley Potatoes with buttery Chardonnay
Do you have an all time favorite potato recipe?