Recipe courtesy of Ballymaloe Cookery School

New Potatoes with Mint

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 to 5 servings
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2 pints (1.2 litres/5 cups) water

2 pounds (900 grams) new potatoes, such as Home Guard or British Queens

1 teaspoon salt

A sprig of fresh mint


  1. Bring the water to a boil. Scrub the potatoes. Add the salt and a sprig of mint to the water, and then add the potatoes. Cover the saucepan, bring back to the boil, and cook for 15 to 25 minutes, depending on size.
  2. Drain and serve immediately in a hot serving dish.

Cook’s Note

It's vitally important for flavour to add salt to the water when cooking potatoes.