Buttery Potatoes with Snow Peas

…or green beans or peas.

Crisp Organic Snow Peas

Crisp Organic Snow Peas

But is it Paleo?

If you’re wondering if a potato recipe is truly paleo, that depends who you ask. Paul Jaminet of Perfect Health Diet fame and the always informative Chris Kresser claim that some people don’t do well when they eat too few carbs. I’m a big fan of self-experimentation. Try reducing carbs to about 50 – 100 gm. of carbs per day. Feel great? Losing unwanted weight? This may be perfect for you. But if your mouth and eyes feel uncomfortably dry all the time, your energy level is low, and you suffer from other symptoms…, try adding safe starches (potato, sweet potato, rice, and other root veggies) back into your diet and see how you feel. Okay, back to the potatoes with snow peas.

This recipe started life as half of an Indian liver recipe, which I also adapted). To prepare that dish, you cook the liver with tomatoes and other goodies in one pan, and cook potatoes, onion, and peas in another. When it came time to combine the two, I tasted the potato mixture and oh my… it was so delicious I knew I had to make on its own, (with a few inevitable tweaks). The peas turned into snow peas…

The quantity below serves two.


1 ½  tbsp. butter

2 onions

3 potatoes, finely diced.

about ½ C water or homemade broth

about 20 – 30 chopped snow peas or a comparable amount of peas or green beans

1 tsp. of fresh thyme

salt and pepper to taste


Let’s Cook

Melt butter in a pot.

Sauté the onions until they are soft.

Add the finely diced potatoes  and your choice of green vegetable, then cook on medium heat for about 2 minutes. Stir to make sure the potato doesn’t stick to the bottom.


Potatoes and Snow Peas

Add 1/3 cup of water/broth, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally. Check the liquid as it cooks. If it starts to get too dry, add a bit more liquid. I added a half cup. The added liquid created a bit of a sauce. Cook until potatoes are soft.

Buttery Potatoes and Snow Peas

Buttery Potatoes and Snow Peas ready to eat



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