Recipe: New potatoes with catnip

Vegetable recipes with herbs
September 16, 2008

Catnip (Nepeta Cataria)When I bought catnip (or catmint) seeds, I imagined my cat will enjoy it.
They were difficult to grow, with long germination times, but I told to myself that my cat deserves such effort.

When I finally place the pot in her favourite sunny place... she simply ignored it.

Anyway, catnip leaves were very flavorous, smelling of mint and lemon: similar to balm leaves, but more fleshy.
I included them in my special dried mint tea mixture and used in some recipes.
This one is prepared with new potatoes that aren't mine, but this is a different story…

New potatoes with catnip

New potatoes with catnip

300g new potatoes
100ml single cream
100ml whole yogurth
1 tbsp. Lemon juice

Wash the potatoes, but do not peel them. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
Meanwhile prepare creme fraiche combining the sigle cream with yogurt and lemon juice.
Put the new potatoes on a serving plate, garnish with creme fraiche and a sprig of catnip.

New potatoes with sageA similar recipe:

New potatoes with sage

This goes to Zorra from Kochtopf who's hosting Weekend Herb Blogging.
This event was started by Kalyn from Kalyn's Kitchen.
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Author: zorra (URL)

You have very spoiled cat. ;-) The Potatoes looks delicious.

Author: Graziana

True, she is really some kind of lady-cat!
But she eats weeds, so I can harvest catnip for myself

Author: Astrid (URL)

mine do not fancy fresh catnip as well, but they like it when I give some dried leaves to them so I just cut it let it dry for a day or two and then they really go crazy for it.

never tried to add catnip to my meal or tea. I guess I should think about this option ;o)

Author: Kalyn (URL)

Interesting. I ve never seen catnip and have no idea what it tastes like. Have to watch for it at the garden store. No cats here though!

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