Desirée Potatoes Pan-Cooked With Rosemary and Garlic

Recipe by mersaydees
READY IN: 35mins


  • 1 12
    lbs desiree potatoes (750 g) or 1 1/2 lbs other red potatoes, unpeeled and quartered lengthwise (750 g)
  • 13
    cup virgin olive oil (80 ml)
  • 10
    large garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2
    tablespoons fresh rosemary


  • Add potatoes to a saucepan and cover with cold water. Add salt to taste and bring to a simmer. Cook for 5 minutes. Drain thoroughly and allow to cool completely.
  • Warm the oil in a heavy frying pan over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and sauté gently until just beginning to color and soften, about 10 minutes. Use a slotted spoon to transfer potatoes to a plate. Set aside.
  • Increase heat to high, add the potatoes and sauté, shaking the pan back and forth, until almost tender, about 12 minutes.
  • Add the sautéed garlic, rosemary and salt to taste. Continue to sauté until the potatoes are crisp and golden, about 2 minute more.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and serve at once. Have guests squeeze the garlic cloves from their papery sheaths onto their own servings.