Top-Your-Own New Potatoes
Guests love hors d’oeuvres that they can “customize” to their own taste. (The Mini Pork Tenderloin Sandwiches Two Ways are another example.) Serve these tender little potatoes with one, two, or all of the suggested toppings, depending on how much time you have.
2 to 3 small new potatoes per guest (about 3 pounds for 20 guests)*
Place the potatoes in a deep stockpot and add water to just cover them. Generously salt the water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are easily pierced with a fork, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and let cool.
The potatoes can be cooked the morning of the party and kept loosely covered at room temperature. Before the party, cut an X in each one, then warm them in a 300°F oven for 7 to 10 minutes.