Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

This came from a restaurant I used to work at- they served it with fish and chicken, and we always used to buy orders on our break. My cooking instructions are different than theirs, as I was a buser and not a cook. I would love to have variation ideas.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cut potatoes into 1-inch thick cubes or small wedges, leaving the skin on.
  3. Spread in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  4. Mix basil and olive oil in a small bowl or measuring cup.
  5. Brush potatoes with olive oil mixture.
  6. Bake in oven for 10-15 minutes.
  7. Check with fork for tenderness.
  8. (outside should be crispy).


Most Helpful

This was a very tasty dish. I usually roast my red potatoes with olive oil and fresh rosemary from my garden. But using basil was a very nice change of pace. But the roasting time of 10-15 minutes was not enough for me. I needed over 30 minutes, but that could always be a quirk with my oven. Very much a "keeper" of a recipe.

NorthwestGal February 02, 2009

Outstanding! For lunch the other day I fixed Briana's Spicy Mexicali Drumsticks #93611 and I figured these would fit nicely. I was right. because there was only two of us I cut the recipe in half. I had just taken delivery of an order of fresh spices,Real Hungarian Paprika was part of the order and I couldn't resist the temptation to dust half of the potato wedges with some before baking. I left half of the wedges un-dusted as a control. I like them both ways but I think that the distinct peppery flavor of good Paprika adds a good deal to the dish but then my opinion and a couple of dollars will get me a cup of coffee. Try it and see what you think. Thanx for posting this great recipe. Pierre

Pierre Dance June 20, 2004

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