I recently made a hundred-year-old recipe for Lyonnaise Potatoes. Diced potatoes are coated with butter, chopped onion, and parsley. This classic comfort food makes a nice side dish.
This recipe also brought back food memories of a similar dish from my childhood that we called Parsley Potatoes. I don’t think that Parsley Potatoes contained any onion, but otherwise it was the same as Lyonnaise Potatoes.
Here’s the original recipe:
Some Lyonnaise Potato recipes call for browning the potatoes, but since this one didn’t; I didn’t brown the potatoes.
Here’s the recipe updated for modern cooks:
2 cups boiled potatoes, diced into 1-inch cubes
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
3 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
salt and pepper
Melt butter in a skillet; stir in the onion. Cook until the onion is transparent while stirring occasionally. Stir in parsley. Add potatoes, and season with salt and pepper; stir gently to coat with butter, onion, and parsley. When hot, remove from heat and serve,
20 thoughts on “Old-fashioned Lyonnaise Potatoes”
We often had potatoes with parsley, too. I’ve never tried them with onion, but this sounds quite good. I tend not to eat potatoes, but it would be worth giving this a try.
They rather remind of spring. Even though I’ve been disappointed by my potato choices lately, I’ll give it a try tonight, to push February away.
Yum! I love potatoes and I think the onion is a nice addition.
I do like the addition of the onion as well. Mom often made the parsley potatoes, I think she got tired of seeing all that white on our plates!
I think I’m going to try this with my meatloaf tomorrow. Doesn’t that sound yummy?
The onion sounds good! Love potatoes like this ,like you I just added the parsley .
We also frequently had boiled new potatoes with butter and parsley. We also had buttered noodles with poppy seeds which I still use. (I know that is off the subject, but wanted to share it!)
Very simple and a nice alternative to mashed or creamed potatoes. Thank you for the idea!
I second the memory of parsley potatoes. I think they were the same just without the pretentious title!
Looks great, Sheryl!
I must try this. I’m sure the family would enjoy it, and it doesn’t take any more time than my other potato recipes.
Besides, it has a fancy name!
This is my favorite way to eat potatoes, but I always add a dash of lemon too. Sounds much more modern than parsley potatoes…
My son loves those kind of potatoes! My problem is, I love potatoes but don’t like butter, so I can’t eat them this way.
I remember looking up Lyonnaise potatoes a year or so ago, after watching an episode of Perry Mason where Perry and Della ordered them with their steaks.
Like Elizabeth’s family, we only had parsley potatoes when there were little new potatoes. We also had them with new peas in cream sauce.
This looks lovely.xxx
Looks good. It sounds like it’s be a tasty side dish.
Like you, I’ve made this without onions and called them the same, parsley potatoes. Yum. They’re so good.