New Potatoes, Asparagus & Ham in Browned Butter
Believe it or not (browned butter?), this is a healthy recipe. It was so good, my husband and I wanted to eat the whole recipe. We had restraint. Yummy!
If you have everything prepped ahead of time, this is a really quick and easy meal to get on the table fast.
Prep time: 30 minutes Total time: 30 minutes 6 (1 1/4-cup) servings
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 pound (about 4 cups) small red new or baby potatoes, washed, quartered
- 6 tablespoons water
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cleaned, cut into 2-inch pieces (woody ends removed)
- 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
- 3/4-pound cooked ham slice, cubed 3/4-inch (2 cups)
- 1/3 cup butter (5 1/3 tbsp.)
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
- 1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper, if desired
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet until sizzling; add potatoes. Cook over medium-high heat until potatoes are starting to brown (5 to 7 minutes). Add 4 tablespoons water and salt; reduce heat to low. Cover; cook 7 minutes. Add remaining 2 tablespoons water, asparagus and garlic. Cover; continue cooking until potatoes and asparagus are crisply tender (5 to 6 minutes). Stir in ham; continue cooking until heated through (2 minutes).
Meanwhile, melt 1/3 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat. Continue cooking, stirring constantly and watching closely, until butter foams and just begins to turn golden (3 to 4 minutes). Immediately remove from heat.
Place potato mixture into serving bowl. Pour browned butter over potatoes. Sprinkle with chives and seasoning, if desired; stir to combine. Serve immediately.
1 serving. Calories 240, Fat 14g, Cholesterol 55mg, Sodium 850mg, Carbohydrate 55g, Dietary Fiber 4g, Protein 14g
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