Friday, January 27, 2012

FFwD - Broth-braised potatoes


Ahhh, it's Fabulous Friday - in a few hours time, I can kick back and relax for a couple of days. Yah!

This week's French Fridays with Dorie dish is broth-braised potatoes.  This involves boiling potatoes in chicken stock and various herbs for flavour.  My initial thoughts were that it wasn't worth the effort, but I was pretty happy with the end result.  The potatoes were mighty tasty, and made a change from potatoes boiled in salted water.

I served my potatoes with M. Jacques roasted chicken from FFwD a couple of weeks ago.

To see what all the other Doristas thought of this simple but tasty dish, visit the FFwD website

28 comments:

Bev said...

Those look nice- everybody loves a great potato dish (especially men)! Fine choice with the Armagnac chicken- we gave that a +++. Cheers- have an awesome week!

Cakelaw said...

LOL - you're right about men and potatoes. You have a good week too.

Guyla said...

I felt the same and almost blew off the potatoes but was so glad I made them. Hope your weekend is great!

Elin said...

Cakelaw...your dish looks delicious ...yumyum. I ate this dish alone without any meat dish :) and it was lovely!

michelle said...

Great combination with roasted chicken! :)

Kris' Kitchen said...

Good thinking to use these potatoes with the chicken recipe. Enjoyed your post...you always do a great job.

Rose said...

This recipe is definitely one that I would not have picked out on my own. There's no picture in the book and it just sounded a little boring. But so happy that I did make it!

Adriana said...

What a great combination! The sauce from the M. Jacques chicken blended with a bit of this stock must have been fantastic.

Cher said...

We had ours with the chicken as well - it just seemed to make sense :-)
Glad you enjoyed.

yummychunklet said...

I also served this dish with the chicken. Great post!

Pacheco Patty said...

Great idea to serve your potatoes with the Armagnac chicken from a few weeks ago! I would like that too!
Enjoy your weekend;-)

Nana said...

I like the way you sliced up the potatoes, it looks
more inviting that way. Even though Tricia and I were
not too impressed with the recipe, I'm glad we tried it
and it's nice to see all the results of the other
Doristas.

SoupAddict Karen said...

If those were yukons, I bet they were good! Such a better result, boiling them with broth and some herbs than plain water!

Bizzy B. Bakes said...

There is something special about potatoes and chicken. These potatoes though go with many dishes. Mine are served with chicken also.

Yours look yummy.

Ei said...

Mmmm. Yeah, these would be good with roast chicken.

Susan said...

I liked this, too! It looks like you used Rosemary - I'll have to try that - I used Thyme. I think these are vesatile enough to go with so many things.

Have a great weekend!

Christy said...

These were quite good and better than boiled potatoes. They've made a few appearances since trying them!

Elaine said...

Oh, I bet they were so good with that chicken, especially that sauce.

Kayte said...

"Mighty tasty" is a great recommendation. Sounds good to me, a little flavor (now butter can be slathered on these at the end on your plate, right?). They look really good in your photo.

Betsy said...

These potatoes with the chicken -- perfect pairing. I enjoyed the potatoes too, do simple, and just a nice change from the usual. Have a great weekend.

Frankly Entertaining said...

I loved these when I first made them, but I loved them even more as hashbrowns on the second day!

Marie said...

How inspired to make the potatoes with that great chicken dish!

amanda @ fake ginger said...

This one shocked me too. I didn't expect the potatoes to be so full of broth-y flavor. It was a nice surprise!

Yours look delicious!

Mary said...

Although I would have liked a little more flavor infused into my potatoes, I think the recipe is worth the effort also. I will tweak it a bit. The day after - hashbrowns as well as includ them in my frittata made it all worthwhile.

Dessert By Candy said...

Is it wrong that I think the easy clean up is the best part about this recipe...? I'm glad you enjoyed it!

Daisy@Nevertoosweet said...

I'm trying to stay away from potatoes because I don't seem to be able stop eating them once I start eating them hehe :) but these look really nice!

Johanna GGG said...

interesting way to cook potatoes - I've started cooking them with more salt but never thought to use stock

TeaLady said...

Did add a little extra taste to the taters!