Stove Top Baby Red Potatoes With Basil, Shallots and Garlic

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 35 mins

Baby red potatoes are sauteed in butter, then finshed with basil, shallots and garlic. Recipe from Bon Appetit.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pierce potatoes in several places with fork.
  2. Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium heat.
  3. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Cover and cook until potatoes are almost tender, shaking skillet occasionally, about 25 minutes.
  5. Add 2 tablespoons basil, shallots and garlic.
  6. Reduce heat to medium-low; cover and cook until potatoes are golden brown and very tender, shaking skillet occasionally, about 10 minutes longer.
  7. Season with additional salt and pepper.
  8. Transfer to bowl.
  9. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons basil.
Most Helpful

This was probably as good as any potato dish I've eaten. I used six medium/small red potatoes, cutting them into fours, and everything else as listed. Mine didn't crisp up so possibly I had the heat a little too low but they were delicious, regardless. I cooked them for fifteen minutes by which time they were quite tender, then added the basil, shallots & garlic before cooking for another ten to fifteen minutes or so. I tried upping the heat so they'd crisp but they stuck to the pan, so next time I'll start with slightly higher heat and see how that goes. Thanks for a great, easy recipe I look forward to making quite often!

Soobeeoz September 24, 2006

Yum, Yum. Great tasting potatoes. My garlic and shallots got very toasted, still tasted great, but next time I will only saute for a short time

J Bowen June 09, 2006

Just add green beans

Twila W. July 06, 2016