All week long, Mimi Thorisson -- the blogger behind the beautiful blog Manger -- will be sharing recipes and stories from her new book, A Kitchen in France. Follow along to win a book + a bundle of Staub cookware each day, so you can pretend like you also live in the French countryside.
Today: Mimi shares the buttery French potato dish that goes with everything.
What can you say about a simple potato dish that goes with everything? That it’s the little black dress of side dishes -- but wouldn’t that be a cliché? I think it’s best to say that it is a dish I would happily welcome at my table anytime. I can’t think of a meal that would not be improved if served alongside Lyonnaise potatoes. Frankly, as I am writing this, I realize I can’t serve dinner tonight without these. That’s how good they are.
More: Pair the little black dress of side dishes with the little black dress of roasting dishes.
2 pounds new potatoes, peeled
About 11 tablespoons unsalted butter
Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 onions, thinly sliced
A bunch of fresh parsley, leaves removed and finely chopped
Photo by Oddur Thorisson
Every day this week, we're giving away a copy of A Kitchen in France and a bundle of Mimi's favorite Staub cookware! To win today's copy, tell us in the comments: What's your favorite way to cook potatoes? We'll choose winners this Friday, October 31st. (U.S. entrants only, please!)