Baby Potatoes with Sugar Pod Peas

Baby Potatoes paired with sugar pod peas – irresstible!!  Growing up this was a favorite dish in the early summertime.  When the peas were ready my dad would dig up enough potatoes for a meal and my mom would combine them for this delicious dish.  

If there’s one thing that can make a potato even more irresistible, it’s pairing it with some sweet and crunchy sugar snap peas.  In case you are wondering, sugar pod peas and sugar snap peas are the same thing.  These two ingredients are like a dynamic duo, ready to take your taste buds on a wild ride. Picture this: tender new baby potatoes, freshly harvested from the earth, sitting alongside vibrant green baby sugar snap peas, bursting with sweetness. It’s a match made in culinary heaven. The potatoes offer a creamy and comforting base, while the sugar snap peas add a satisfying crunch and a burst of natural sweetness. Together, they create a symphony of flavors that will leave you begging for seconds. So next time you’re in the mood for some veggie magic, give these new potatoes with sugar pod peas a try – your taste buds will thank you!

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SIS TIP - Simple is Smart Tip

My SIS Tip is a kitchen hack that will save you time and energy and help conserve water! About 3 minutes before your potatoes are done add the sugar pod peas to the same kettle.  By combining these two ingredients in the same kettle, we can maximize the use of water and reduce wastage. Just think about all the water we can save by not having to boil separate pots for each vegetable! This simple yet genius idea will not only make our cooking more efficient but also contribute towards a more sustainable lifestyle. So let’s get cooking and start saving water one kettle at a time!

Baby Potatoes with Sugar Pod Peas

Ingredients for Baby Potatoes with Sugar Pod Peas

  • Baby or fingerling potatoes: I grow these in my garden.  Click here for a video of how they are harvested.  If you don’t grow potatoes purchase some baby potatoes or fingerling potatoes.  I love using a variety of red, purple, and white potatoes when I cook. The purple baby potatoes with skin have the most nutrition,
  • Sugar Pod Peas: I grow these in my garden.  They start producing in late June and are usually done by the end of July.  However they keep well for several weeks in the fridge if you layer them in a container between paper towels.  To see a video of this technique using lettuce (the technique is the same for peas) click here.
  • Butter:  Use salted butter
  • Umami Powder:  Umami powder is make from shiitake mushrooms and adds a rich meaty savory flavor to foods.
  • Chives: purchase or pick fresh chives from your kitchen garden.
  • Parsley: pick fresh Italian parsley from your kitchen garden or purchase at the market.   Italian parsley has a better flavor than curled parsley.
  • Mint:  You only need a bit for garnish.  It is optional unless you have some growing in a pot or your garden.

Baby Potatoes with Sugar Pod Peas

Step by Step Instructions for Brown Butter Snap Peas and New Potatoes

  1. If your potatoes are not bite-sized, then cut them in half.In a large pot, add enough water to cover your baby potatoes by at least 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over high heat (put on the lid to help it boil faster).
  2. Remove the stem and string from the sugar pod peas if you are using garden fresh peas.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat (put on the lid to help it boil faster). Then, salt the water liberally once it’s boiling. Boil the baby (or small) potatoes about 8 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. 
  4. While the potatoes are boiling make the browned butter. For how to make browned butter watch the video for this recipe.  If you are Vegan just melt the vegan butter and add the other ingredients.  If you are Vegan you can make Vegan browned butter using this recipe. 
  5. Add the lemon juice and Umami powder to the browned butter.
  6. Add the sugar pod peas to the kettle and cook for 2 more minute or until the peas are done and the potatoes are fork tender.
  7. Drain the potatoes with the peas in a colander over the sink and return to the kettle.
  8. Add the browned butter with the lemon and umami powder(optional), and mix.
  9. Salt and pepper to taste
  10. Put in a serving bowl and garnish with the chives and parsley.

Neuro-Nutrition Nugget - Purple and Red Potatoes

Purple and red potatoes are gaining attention for their potential brain-boosting benefits. These colorful tubers are not only visually appealing but also contain a variety of nutrients that promote brain health. One important nutrient found in purple and red potatoes is anthocyanins, which are pigments responsible for their vibrant colors. Anthocyanins have been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, both of which are beneficial for the brain. These compounds help protect brain cells from damage caused by free radicals and reduce inflammation, which is believed to play a role in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

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Baby Potatoes with Sugar Pod Peas

Baby potatoes paired with the crispness of the sugar pod peas. It's a match made in gastronomic heaven.
Servings 6 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Equipment

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • If your potatoes are not bite-sized, then cut them in half.In a large pot, add enough water to cover your baby potatoes by at least 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil over high heat (put on the lid to help it boil faster).
    baby potatoes with sugar pod peas
  • Remove the stem and string from the sugar pod peas if you are using garden fresh peas.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat (put on the lid to help it boil faster). Then, salt the water liberally once it’s boiling. Boil the baby (or small) potatoes about 8 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes. 
  • While the potatoes are boiling make the browned butter. For how to make browned butter watch the video for this recipe.**
    Sage browned butter
  • Add the lemon juice and Umami powder to the browned butter.
  • Add the sugar pod peas to the kettle and cook for 2 more minute or until the peas are done and the potatoes are fork tender.
  • Drain the potatoes with the peas in a colander over the sink and return to the kettle.
  • Add the browned butter with the lemon and umami powder(optional), and mix.
    baby potatoes with sugar pod peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Put in a serving bowl and garnish with the chives and parsley.
    baby potatoes with sugar pod peas

Video

Notes

*Sugar Pod Peas and Sugar Snap Peas are the same thing.  You might be wondering what's the difference between sugar snap peas and shelling or pod peas.   You eat the whole pod of the sugar snap pea. Pod peas or shelling peas you dicard the pod and eat the only the peas inside.  You can use frozen sugar pod peas or about a cup of shelled peas.
**Tips for browned butter.  Use a light colored pan (stainless steel) as a dark pan makes it nearly impossible to see the browned bits before they burn.
Watch the butter closely while making the browned butter as it goes from no browned bits to burnt in no time at all.
Calories: 205kcal
Cost: $10
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brain healthy food, easy, new potatoes, sugar-pod peas, vegan, vegetarian

Nutrition

Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 564mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 763IU | Vitamin C: 48mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 2mg
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