Herbs de Provence Baby Potatoes and Tomatoes is a delightful one pan dish with roasted garlic potatoes, bursted heirloom cherry tomatoes tossed with a little brown butter and Herbs de Provence. Less than 20 minute side dish that is going to wow your family and guests.
You are just going to love these little classic baby creamer potatoes and sunset wild wonders gourmet medley tomatoes. They are tossed together create their own little juice that you just can’t get enough of. The potatoes are roasted and crisp on the outside and soft and creamy on the inside. The heirloom tomatoes have surrendered to the pan to just start to give away to a little of that precious fresh sweet tomato juice.
The summer harvest is coming to an end of the fall harvest is ready to begin (Spring harvest for our dear friends down under) and Herbs de Provence Baby Potatoes and Tomatoes is a great dish to transition with.
It is amazing what a little garlic, dairy free margarine (butter) and Herbs de Provence can do for a dish. REALLY! Just 8 little ingredients and so much flavor.
We added the butter and the tomatoes at the end of the cooking process and this is when all the magic happens. The butter browns….delicious brown butter…fragrant Herbs de Provence and the tomatoes begin to slightly burst and give up all of their delicious juices.
We used the little baby potatoes and small cherry tomatoes in this dish to keep everything about the same size. However, you could certainly use large potatoes and cut to size and whole tomatoes but you may have to add a little time to the cooking process.
If you do not have Herbs de Provence, you can and a little dried or fresh rosemary, thyme and oregano or even little basil to your Herbs de Provence Baby Potatoes and Tomatoes and it will be equally delicious. We have made it many different ways. I am all about using what you have on hand and not buying anything special to make a dish.
We have also experimented with boiling and roasting the potatoes in advance and then waiting to finish the dish with a little butter and tomatoes right before company comes. This time-saving method works really well.
Another time saver is using a deep frying pan with a lid instead of dirtying 2 pots/pans. Our frying pan is about 2 inches deep so we could both boil and also finish the dish in the same pan. (On a side note our lid does not match our pan so some steam escapes and it is perfect timing as when the 15 minute mark has arrived the water in our pan has completely evaporated.) Of course, that mis-fitting lid saves us the step of not having to drain the water from the boiled potatoes. Win-win!
Herbs de Provence Baby Potatoes and Tomatoes are dairy free, gluten-free and vegan. We used a little dairy free olive oil margarine for this dish. If you are not vegan or have dietary dairy issues then butter is best. For our low carb/diabetic friends, decrease the potato portion and increase the tomato portion or substitute potatoes with cauliflower.
When the oven is in use for roasts and other dishes stove top dishes, Herbs de Provence Baby Potatoes and Tomatoes is a super delicious and easy side dish.
Herbs de Provence Baby Potatoes and Tomatoes is a delightful one pan dish with roasted garlic potatoes, bursted heirloom cherry tomatoes tossed with a little brown butter and Herbs de Provence.
- potatoes - 1 pound or about 3 cups classic whole baby creamers
- water - enough to cover the potatoes or just until the very tips of potatoes peak through
- salt and pepper - to taste
- olive oil - 2 tablespoons
- herbs de Provence - 1 teaspoon
- margarine/butter - 1 tablespoon
- garlic - 1 teaspoon dried powder (If using fresh do not add the garlic until the last part of the cooking process)
- tomatoes - 1/3 pound or about 2 cups of heirloom medley tomatoes or cherry tomatoes
- parsley - 1 tablespoon chopped (optional- garnish)
Step 1: Cover potatoes whole with just enough water so that the tips are peaking through and salt the water. Boil for approximately 15 minutes or until fork tender. (We used a 2 inch deep frying pan so that we could boil and roast the potatoes in just ONE pan.)
Step 2: Drain water from the potatoes. Add olive oil, salt and pepper to taste and herbs de Provence to the pan. Roast and brown potatoes for about 5 minutes. Do not stir with a spoon or fork but instead just give your pan a toss to not break up the tender potatoes.
Step 3: When potatoes are brown, add the garlic, tomatoes and butter. Lightly toss in pan for just a minute or two over medium heat just until the tomatoes begin to burst and the butter browns.
Step 4: Season to taste and toss with fresh parsley and enjoy.