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Potatoes with Basil

Course Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine French
Keyword basil, french potatoes, French recipe, potato, potato side dishes, potatoes, Potatoes Anna, potatoes recipe, roasted potatoes, summer dinner recipe, sunday dinner recipes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories 126 kcal


  • 2 potatoes 2 medium-size potatoes, peeled and sliced into ¼-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoon salt 2 teaspoons salt
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 shallots 2 shallots peeled and very thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar 2 tablespoons tarragon or champagne vinegar
  • ¼ cup basil ¼ cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, shredded
  • salt and pepper salt and pepper


  1. Place the potatoes sliced in a large saucepan and cover with cold water. Add the 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and gently boil for 10 minutes or until the center of the potato’s slices are just tender. Be careful not to overcook them. Once ready, drain them and run cold water over them to stop the cooking process. (At this point the potatoes can be refrigerated for 2 days)

  2. In a heavy 12-inch skillet heat the oil. Add the shallots and toss over medium heat until the thin slices become translucent, 1 to 2 minutes. Do not brown.

  3. Add the potatoes and 1 tablespoon vinegar and gently toss over high heat for 3 to 5 minutes. Add the basil, salt, black pepper, and more vinegar to taste. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts
Potatoes with Basil
Amount Per Serving
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 1164mg51%
Potassium 8mg0%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 79IU2%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 4mg0%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.