Creamed New Potatoes and Green Onions

New Potatoes
New Potatoes. Lew Robertson / Getty Images
  • 27 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 17 mins
  • Yield: 4 Servings
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These delicious new potatoes are combined with a simple white sauce and green onions.

New potatoes are those small, immature potatoes with a very thin, peeling and flaky skin. If new potatoes aren't in season or you don't have a local grower, use small round red or white potatoes, fingerlings, or "baby potatoes."

This dish makes a fabulous summer dish with grilled steaks or chicken. Or prepare the new potatoes for a Sunday dinner side dish. 

What You'll Need

  • 12 small new potatoes, unpeeled
  • 3 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 2 cups green onions (scallions), about 2 bunches, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup milk

How to Make It

  1. Scrub potatoes. If you're using thin-skinned new potatoes, there's no need to peel them. Just scrub to rub some of the loose skin off of them.
  2. Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and add a few inches of water and 1 teaspoons of salt. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook the potatoes for about 10 minutes.
  3. Add the green onions (scallions) and cook for about 4 minutes longer, or until tender; drain.
  4. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat. Stir in flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and pepper. Cook for about 1 minute, sitting constantly. Gradually stir the milk into the butter and flour roux. Continue stirring and cooking until sauce has thickened.
  1. Turn the potatoes and green onions into a serving dish and pour sauce over.

Serves 4.

Expert Tips

  • Add about 1/2 cup to 1 cup of steamed peas to the potatoes and sauce mixture.
  • Add 1/2 cup to 1 cup of steamed fresh or frozen green beans to the potatoes and sauce mixture.

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