"Petersilie Kartoffel" - Parsley Potatoes, The Perfect By-Dish For Spinach Creme


The words are German and that was how I came to know this by-dish from my husband´s grandma when I cooked it for the first time decades ago. It was hard for me to repeat the words for they were long for my tongue to pronounce. One gets used to those tongue twisting words after experiencing to buy the ingredients in supermarkets. In this post, I used a pack of frozen spinach cream ready to eat and it only needs to be heated-up/cooked in the microwave for about 10 minutes. I simply added a few button mushrooms and a bit of steamed broccoli on the plate to make it more appetizing.

"Oma" Lizzie, as we fondly called her, was a robust lady with strong personality who took care of the family after the 2nd World War. Vienna had been bombed and devastated and everyone needed a job to feed their family. An intelligent person, she found a good job and managed a supermarket, had a taxi business and despite having a busy schedule, she still cooked for the family of four. She visited us on weekends to show me various Austrian delicacies that included Schnitzel, Gulasch, Zwiebel Rostbraten. When she passed, I got all her cooking books along with her 2 sewing machines. I felt I was like her in many ways as we both love cooking and crafting.


Petersilie Kartoffel (Parsley Potatoes) is very easy to make with simple ingredients...! You can use an herb grinding machine or a stab mixer to finely chop the fresh parsley. Below is how I make this simple by-dish..

Parsley Potatoes

[For 2 servings]


500 grams Potatoes (boiling type)
1 red onion, minced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
a bunch of parsley, chopped the leaves if freshly bought
olive oil
soy sauce (optional)



Just make sure these three ingredients are ready before you start cooking.


In a casserole with enough water + 1 teaspoon salt, boil potatoes including the skin for about 15-20 minutes. Remove the skin and set aside.


In a hot pan with 1 tablespoon olive oil, fry the garlic until the pieces become golden brown in color. Add the minced onion.


Add the chopped parsley, mix and fry for about 1 minute or until the garlic-onion-parsley are soft.


Then add the potatoes , stir fry carefully so that the potatoes are fully coated with the garlic-onion-parsley mixture. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons soy sauce (optional) and add salt and pepper according to your taste preference. And that´s it!

Happy cooking...Bon Appetit!

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