You can poach eggs—so why not potatoes? ‘Poaching’ potatoes basically means just adding tons of flavor to your basic boiling water. This variation calls for butter, mandarin oranges, and fragrant sage leaves for a beautifully festive side dish.
If making ahead of time, cook for 15 minutes and let marinate up to the next day to enhance the flavor. Reheat in the oven or on the stovetop in the poaching liquid until warm throughout.
- Large saucepan
- 1/2 cup salted butter
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1 (10 oz) can mandarin orange segments in syrup
- 1 orange, cut into segments and chopped
- 12 sage leaves
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1.5 lbs Little Potatoes, halved
In a large saucepan over medium heat, add butter, water, mandarin oranges, oranges, sage, and salt. Stir gently until combined. Once it starts to bubble (very low boil), add potatoes and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and serve.