Recipe of the Week: Potatoes Persillade (Parsley)

The following recipe is from The New Butterick Cook Book, by Flora Rose, co-head of the School of Home Economics at Cornell University. It was published in 1924. A professional scan of that 724-page out-of-copyright book will be one of the bonus items in the next edition of the waterproof SurvivalBlog Archive USB stick. This 15th Anniversary Edition USB stick should be available for sale in the third week of January, 2021.

  • 1 dozen small new potatoes or 6 medium-sized old potatoes
  • Butter or butter substitute
  • Juice of one-half lemon
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

These are dependent upon finely chopped parsley, not only for their name but for their attractive appearance. Scrape new potatoes or pare old potatoes and cut the size of a small egg.

Boil until tender: Add salt just before cooking is completed.

Drain, place in a saucepan with sufficient butter or butter substitute to coat all the potatoes

Add the lemon-juice and sprinkle with minced parsley.

The potatoes should be well coated with parsley when served.


These are excellent served with boiled fish.

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One Comment

  1. Ha, I’ve been eating this all my life and never knew it had an actual name. And you’re right, it goes great with broiled fish, particularly if you add a bit of cayenne.

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