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I love cooking with fresh herbs, Rosemary thrives in the desert, Thyme survives in partial shade, but parsley has a short life cycle in a hot climate. I would make this again even if I had to purchase the herbs. I used red skin potatoes and had to substitute sweet paprika. Basting with the garlic and herb butter-oil resulted in beautifully browned potatoes with the flavors of Rosemary, Thyme, and garlic enhanced by a bit of heat from the red pepper. Thanks Mean Chef!

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Lorac September 15, 2002

Easy side-dish. The spices added color and flavor to what often becomes(yawn)just another potato dish. This a good dish to consider when you are cooking for a crowd.

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TammieV November 16, 2002

A fabulously easy and scrumptious side dish. Nice crisped potatoes with a little kick of heat. Mine took almost an hour to bake. ***UPDATE*** These are so good, I had to comment again. This time I added some grated pecorino during the last 15 minutes of baking. It made a nice, crunchy topping for the potatoes.

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s'kat March 31, 2003

I added 6 cloves of garlic, otherwise exactly to recipe. Really good. I went to the garden and under the leaves found enough herbs and I am glad I did. Thanks Mean Chef!

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riffraff February 03, 2003

These potatoes were wonderful! I prepared them as directed . Thanks Mean Chef- they will be a staple at our house from now on!!

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geishafrog April 12, 2003

Excellent recipe. I followed exactly as stated except I used roasted garlic olive oil. I will be making this many more times.

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Kate in Ontario March 01, 2003

I'm not one to have stuff swimming in oil, so I reduced the butter to 2 tbsp and the olive oil to 1 tbsp. It still turned out beautifully, nice flavour. Wonderful spicy smell while cooking.

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L. Davenport September 21, 2009

A lovely fragrant way to make potatos. The ingrediants didn't take much time to prepare and once in the oven needed very little attention. I served these with sackville girl's Butter Bean and Chozorio Chicken (also delicious) both recipes use smoked paprika.

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EeeGee May 06, 2003

Terrific!!! I followed the recipe to a "T" but added a pound of mostly cooked bacon. I did not have smoked paprika (only reg pap) so I thought bacon would add that Smokey flavor. I highly recommend this.
Served this at a dinner party with Tbone steaks. Big hit!

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Teriffic September 05, 2010

What a wonderful, easy, outstanding potato dish! This got a double thumbs-up from my potato-picky son, and he and my daughter fought over the last of it. I didn't have smoked paprika, but now it's on my shopping list. I've made this a few times now, and one day when I was feeling especially lazy I added my carrots to the potatoes (skins on) and roasted them together, served it with a roasted chicken for an easy but excellent meal. I've made it with dried home-grown herbs, but I'm looking forward to spring when my herb garden comes back so I can try it with fresh. Great recipe, MEAN CHEF!

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papergoddess March 07, 2005
Mean's Basque Potatoes