New Potatoes & Ham in Browned Butter
Asparagus adds wonderful flavor and color to this potato and ham dish.
30 min.prep time
30 min.total time
1 pound (about 4 cups) small small new red potatoes, washed, quartered
6 tablespoons water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds fresh asparagus, cleaned, cut into 2-inch pieces
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic
3/4 pound (2 cups) slice deli honey ham, cubed 3/4-inch
1/4 cup chopped fresh chives
1/4 teaspoon lemon & pepper seasoning, if desired
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in 12-inch nonstick skillet until sizzling; add potatoes. Cook over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until potatoes are starting to brown.
Add 4 tablespoons water and salt. Cover; cook over low heat 7 minutes.
Add remaining 2 tablespoons water, asparagus and garlic. Cover; continue cooking 5-6 minutes or until potatoes and asparagus are crisply tender. Stir in ham; continue cooking 2 minutes or until heated through.
Meanwhile, cook 1/3 cup butter in 1-quart saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly and watching closely, 5-6 minutes or until butter just begins to turn golden brown. Immediately remove from heat.
Pour browned butter over potatoes; stir to coat. Place potato mixture into serving bowl. Sprinkle with chives and seasoning, if desired. Serve immediately.
- Potatoes should be 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter.
- To clean asparagus, break off each woody end; discard. Wash thoroughly before cooking.