Comber Potatoes
Dec 12
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New Potatoes
66 kcal per serving

Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Serves: 175g (6oz) per person

Recommended Serving

175g (6oz) potatoes per person


Buy new potatoes as you need them so they are as fresh as possible, giving you the best flavour. New potatoes are delicious cooked in their skins, so simply scrub them gently to remove dirt and any loose skin before cooking.

Hob Method

Place the potatoes, halved if necessary, in a pan and cover with the minimum of boiling water. Cover with a lid and simmer gently for approximately 15-20 minutes, until just tender. Once cooked, drain immediately. New potatoes are rich in vitamin C, which dissolves into the water if the potatoes are left in it.

Serving Suggestion

These potatoes are delicious on their own or served with a knob of butter, chopped fresh mint or chives.


Add a dash of lemon juice to the cooking water to help preserve the colour of the new potatoes.

Microwave Method

Prepare 450g (1lb) of potatoes as above, then place in a microwaveable dish with 30ml (2 tblspn) of water.  Cover and cook on full power (800w) for 7-8 minutes. Allow to stand for 1-2 minutes before serving.

Beautiful with Butter

One of the wonderful things about British new potatoes is that they are not only delicious but low in fat so you can add a little butter to your new potatoes with a clear conscience!
Simply prepare the potatoes according to the classic method on the "How to Cook the Best: New Potatoes" page and serve with one or more of the flavoured butters shown below.

Citrus Butter:

25g (1oz) Softened English butter mixed with the zest of an orange and _ a lemon and salt and pepper to taste.

Herb Butter:

25g (1oz) Softened English butter mixed with 2 x 15ml spn (2 tblspn) finely chopped fresh herbs, such as parsley, mint or chives and salt and pepper to taste.

Pesto Butter:

25g (1oz) Softened English butter mixed with 1 x 5ml spn (1 tspn) red pesto and salt and pepper to taste.

Garlic Butter:

25g (1oz) Softened English butter mixed with 1-2 crushed cloves of garlic and salt and pepper to taste