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A Quick Potato Side Dish

New Potatoes with Butter and Herbs

New potatoes offer a delicious variation to the typical massive monster rib eye and super sized California baking potato.


12 small new potatoes
4 teaspoons butter
4 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1 – 1/2 teaspoons dried chives
Fresh parsley sprigs (garnish)


Peel 1/2 inch strip of red potato skin from around the center of each potato and place in potatoes in a medium sized sauce pan with cold water. Add additional water to the saucepan to cover the tops of the potatoes by about 2 inches. Bring to a boil over medimum high-heat. Boil until the potatoes can be easily pierced with a fork but are still firm. Shouldn’t take longer than 20 minutes; drain. Cover to keep the potatoes warm.

Melt 4 teaspoons butter. Stir in minced parsley and chives. Pour butter mixture over the potatoes and toss to coat. Spoon the potatoes into a serving bowl. Garnish with sprigs of parsley and serve hot.

Goes well with (optional): Any meat dish!

From the Classic Recipe Box

Onion Juice based Marinade
makes any Steak Tender and Sweet!

This recipe comes to us from a buddy in Japan. It is so crazy and so simple that you will not believe how good and tender any steak can be.

In Six easy steps you will have the tenderest steak you have ever cut into — if you even have to cut into it. You will probably be able to eat it with just a FORK!

  • 1-Steak.
  • 1 Large Yellow Onion
  • 1/8 Teaspoons Ground Pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoons Salt

Step 1
Salt and pepper both sides of your steak. Press the salt and pepper hard into the surface of the meat.
Onion Juice Steak
Add salt and pepper – press down into meat.

Step 2
Quarter a half of a sweet large yellow onion.
Onion Juice Steak
Quarter the onion.

Step 3
Puree to a pulpy sauce in a food processor or mini-chopper.
Onion Juice Steak
Add onions to the mini-chopper.

Onion Juice Steak
Chop into pulp.

Onion Juice Steak
Puree into fine chunks, pulpy but not completely into juice.

Step 4
Toss the steak and onion juice and pulp in a plastic Zip-loc style bag.

Onion Juice Steak
Drop the steak into a Zip-loc style bag.

Onion Juice Steak
Add the pureed onions to the steak.

Onion Juice Steak
Press down and clear the bag of excess air.

Onion Juice Steak
Coat both sides of the steak with the onion juice.

Onion Juice Steak
Store the steak coated in the onion juice in the fridge.

Step 5
Marinate for less than 1 hour and grill as usual.

Step 6
Throw away your steak knife and cut it with just a fork. ENJOY!