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Braised Crispy Red Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce

This easy braising technique of cooking red potatoes will ensure their crisp and flavorful outside and their wonderfully soft and creamy inside. Braised Crispy Red Potatoes with Lemon Dill Sauce.

Red Potatoes with Lemon and Dill

I saw this method for braising potatoes one day while I was watching America’s Test Kitchen on Netflix. I knew immediately that I had to try it, and share it with you!

Red Potatoes Braised in a Skillet

The thing that I did differently than what I saw on America’s Test Kitchen was that I used dill weed flavor the potatoes during the cooking process, and again as a garnish upon completion along with some lemon juice and lemon zest. This braising technique for red potatoes is quick, flawless, and ready in under 30 minutes.

Crispy Red Potatoes with Lemon and Dill in a large cast iron skillet

Braised Crispy Red Potatoes with Lemon and Dill

Renee - Kudos Kitchen
This easy braising technique of cooking red potatoes will ensure their crisp and flavorful outside, and their wonderfully soft and creamy inside.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4


  • pounds red new potatoes halved crosswise
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 dill sprigs plus more for garnish
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • Place the potatoes in an even layer, cut side down, in a large skillet.
  • Add the water to the skillet along with the salt, butter, 2 dill sprigs, and garlic.
  • Cover the skillet and bring to a boil over medium/high heat. Cook for 15 minutes.
  • Uncover the skillet, remove the dill, and continue cooking the potatoes for an additional 10 minutes until the water evaporates and the potatoes sizzle in the butter remaining in the pan.
  • Check the potatoes occasionally to make sure they're not sticking, and continue browning the potatoes until deeply golden in color.
  • Turn off the heat.
  • Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and additional chopped dill if desired.
  • Stir, and serve immediately.


Adapted from America's Test Kitchen
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Recipe Rating

Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

Sunday 31st of January 2016

These are drop-dead gorgeous! I couldn't live without potatoes, especially crispy ones like these, they're absolutely perfect!!


Sunday 31st of January 2016

I don't think I could live with out potatoes either. Well, maybe I could, but I just wouldn't want to. Thanks, Kimberly!

Nutmeg Nanny

Saturday 16th of January 2016

Crispy potatoes are my favorite potatoes! Plus that addition of lemon and dill - perfect!

Katerina @ Diethood

Friday 15th of January 2016

These sound so crispy and delicious – perfect comfort food!

Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

Friday 15th of January 2016

I love the crisp you got on those potatoes. They are perfect.

Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen

Friday 15th of January 2016

I can't wait to try this! I usually roast my potatoes but have never thought to braise them. They look delicious!