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Potatoes Sauteed in Garlic, Onion, and Butter Recipe

Updated on February 9, 2018
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One of Susan's passions is cooking and creating new recipes for family and friends.

I used to go to a restaurant that made the most delicious potatoes with a wonderful garlic flavoring. Enjoying them so much I had to try and make them at home. I am not sure if the restaurant made them the same way that I do but here is what I came up with.

Whenever I make this dish everyone that is having dinner always asks, “Are there anymore potatoes?” I can never seem to make enough.

The best potatoes to use for this recipe are new small potatoes (gourmet mini), but they're not always available so sometimes you have to compromise.


Cook Time

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 23 min
Ready in: 33 min
Yields: 4 - 5 Servings


18 – Gourmet Mini Potatoes

4 – Garlic Cloves Sliced

3 – 4 TBS of Butter (Margarine works too)

¼ Cup of Chopped Onions (optional)

Preparing And Cooking The Potatoes

Wash your potatoes and place in a pot of boiling water for about 10 minutes. While the potatoes are boiling prepare garlic and onion. I don’t always put the onions in.

Drain the potatoes then cut them in half. If you are using larger potatoes you may want to quarter them. In the same pot that you boiled the potatoes in, melt butter or margarine, and sauté garlic and onions for 3 minutes. Add your cut potatoes to the pot and cook on medium high stirring frequently for about ten minutes.

Spices Are Good Too

If you wish to, you can add any spices that you may like such as Cajun, fresh ground pepper or paprika. This side dish compliments just about anything that you are serving. To make it look a little jazzier you may want to add a few springs of fresh parsley.

4.7 stars from 3 ratings of Potaotes

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      Susan Zutautas 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hope that you try out the recipe. Thank you for the votes, always appreciated :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Nice recipe hub here, lol I loved the Potatoe video too, cute. You gonna make me want to cook some food, darn I'm getting hungry now. See what you did Susan.

      Voted Up! and I found it on your Pinterest board, it was shared by sholland10, on our new Pinboard sharing group on Facebook, I just got started today.

      I'm loving the networking today for sure, and glad to have located the awesome FB groups everyone has made thus far.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Clucy, Please let me know how you like the potatoes.

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      Kristin Tamke 6 years ago from Frederick, MD

      I just gained weight reading the receipe, cant wait to try it!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dee, So glad that everyone enjoyed the potatoes and thank you so much for letting me know.

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      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago

      You have new fans and now for your writing (I'm still a fan), but for your son and his family came to dinner and I decided to do your potatoe recipe instead of rice or mash potatoes. My grandson loves potatoes, my granddaughter not so much unless they are fried. She decided to put sour cream and cheese on hers--I thought, at least it's not ketchup..LOL. My son and grandson had two helpings each and actually fought over what was left. Thank you, we now have a new receipe that will be passed around. Excellent!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Movie Master, Pamela and Dee, Thanks everyone and please let me know if you do make this and how you like it.

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      Dee aka Nonna 6 years ago convinced me. I am more of a rice person, but this one is making me a little hungry for potatoes. I will make this one tomorrow...thank you!

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      They look and sound delicious. Another recipe for my bookmarked group as I want to try these. Thanks.

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      Movie Master 6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Susan, what a nice change to ordinary potatoes, looking forward to trying this, yummy thank you.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      nighbear, Jeff and Tina, They do taste good and so easy to make.

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      Christina Lornemark 6 years ago from Sweden

      I love potatoes and this looks like a very good tips to add other tasty flavors to the potatoes. It is always nice with change now and then and this sounds so tasty! Thanks for sharing this recipe!


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      Jeff 6 years ago

      Susan, I'm headed to the kitchen NOW to make a batch!! Thanks friend!! Garlic rocks!! And the um...butter ain't too shabby either! LOL

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      Susan Kaul 6 years ago from Michiagn, USA

      Simple but elegant. I love it. Thanks for this.

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      theseattlegirl 6 years ago from Seattle, WA

      Oh yes, these are going on my dinner table this evening.

      I have some fresh parsley in the fridge and some Tillamook butter. Can't wait!

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      Carolee Samuda 6 years ago from Jamaica

      Mouthwatering as usual Susan. I love potatoes.Yummy!

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Dave, It would probably be really good pan-fried. But then you would have a pot and a pan to wash. I am always looking for shortcuts when it comes to clean-up :)

      Joan, Hope you enjoy it.

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      Joan Whetzel 6 years ago

      This sound soooo good. I'm trying this one tonight.

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      Dave Mathews 6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Susan: It sounds delicious. Thank you. I was wondering how this recipe might taste if you pan-fried the ingredients?

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Linda, Thanks and no they are not mashed. Just serve as is. These potatoes are just sauteed with the garlic, onion and butter. I love garlic mashed too. I make them with roasted garlic. Thanks so much for the tweet and so glad that you liked the video :)

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      Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

      OMG-My mouth is watering Susan. I love garlic mashed potatoes and love everything you put in this dish. Do you add milk or are these not mashed? I am going to tweet this for you not only because I like you and garlic potatoes, but your video made my day. My 15 year old nephew and I watched your video and cracked up. That is the cutest video I've ever seen.

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      Susan Zutautas 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      lostwithinmyself, Have to say I really like that name. Thanks and hope that you enjoy this recipe.

      Binaya, Thanks for reading and for your comments. Have to ask how does your mother make these?

      Bill, Yes you drain the potatoes. I will go and add that. Thanks :)

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Sounds great. I assume you pour out the water you boiled the potatoes in before using the same pan to saute the garlic in butter?

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      Binaya.Ghimire 6 years ago

      My family has been farming potatoes since many years. Without adding potatoes no curry is cooked in my home. My mother even makes this one, but with a slight variation.

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      lostwithinmyself 6 years ago

      They look yummy, I will be trying them out. Thanks for sharing! :)