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Potato With Rosemary And Thyme

This must be the easiest method to prepare roasted potatoes and the best part is, you don’t even need to use the oven! I learnt this recipe from one of my readers, Rene K. Here is what Rene shared:

“There is an easier way. Just cut the potatoes in half, place flat-sides down in a pan, and add water until potatoes are covered. Add rosemary, thyme and about 75gr of butter. And then just turn it on and wait. When the water is gone, they're boiled and then the butter fries them. So easy and tastes great.”

I’d like to thank Rene for sharing this recipe with me.

Potato With Rosemary And Thyme
(Printable Recipe)


1 kg Fingerling Potatoes or any small variety potato, halved
50 g Unsalted Butter
4 to 5 Sprigs Rosemary
2 Sprigs Thyme
Sea Salt to taste
Freshly Ground Black Pepper
3 Tbsp Bacon Bits (Optional)


In a large non-stick pan, arrange potatoes in a single layer. Place the cut side down. Add water until potatoes are just covered. Then add rosemary, thyme, butter and season well with salt and pepper.

Bring the potato mixture to a boil for about 15 to 20 minutes. When the water dry out, reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the potato becomes crispy. Serve immediately with some bacon bits, if desired.


  1. I love all potatoes but did you know you can use this same method with chicken breasts. Keeps it from drying out and then whip up a lovely sauce in the pan at the end.

  2. Hey Lori, thanks for the tip! I'll definitely try this same method with chicken breast. Have a good weekend.

  3. Hi. I'm glad you liked the recipe. I see now that I forgot a very important ingredient. Lemoncest before frying and again generously when they're done. It lifts the whole thing, as the butter sometimes can be a little "heavy"...

    Rene K.

  4. i never know that you could bake potatoes that way, and it looks totally crispy, do you turn the potatoes to let it pan fry both sides?

  5. @oneordinaryday: Exactly! Thanks for the comment.

  6. Hi Rene, now you tell me..(I'm just kidding!) I'll try that next time, maybe with chicken as suggested by Lori E. Btw, thanks again :)

  7. @SnacksGiving: Thanks and do try the recipe.

    @Cindy Khor: Yes, they are crispy on the outside and I did fry both sides.

    @LK-Healthy Delicious: Exactly!


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