Stove Top Baby Red Potatoes With Basil, Shallots and Garlic

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by Marie

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

Top Review by Soobeeoz

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!

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.

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