Steamed potatoes with anchovy, parsley and lemon butter

Kipfler potatoes with anchovy, parsley and lemon butter.
Kipfler potatoes with anchovy, parsley and lemon butter. Photo: Fairfax Media

Kipflers are just a really nice tasting potato, especially when they're young and simply boiled.


1kg small kipfler potatoes, washed, with skin on

100g unsalted butter

small bunch parsley

5 anchovy fillets

1 lemon

sea salt to taste

1 tsp ground black pepper


1. Place a large pot of water on the stove and bring to the boil. Add a couple of pinches of sea salt and boil the kipfler potatoes on a medium heat for about 20 minutes, or until tender.

2. Place the butter in a bowl and allow to soften. Finely chop the parsley and anchovy fillets and remove the zest of one lemon with a Microplane. Add the chopped anchovies, parsley and lemon zest to the butter, add a good pinch of sea salt and a teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper. Mix through the butter well.

3. When the potatoes are tender, drain them and place into a serving dish. Add the flavoured butter and mix well.

This flavoured butter also goes with Peter Gilmore's roast rack of lamb.