New potatoes from the garden or produce steed are a summer delight. Simply steamed and tossed with butter, fresh, pungent basil, salt, and pepper, they are ready to enjoy. For variety, use a mixture of red and white potatoes.


  • 1 pound small new potatoes (about 1-inch diameter), unpeeled and well-scrubbed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Place the potatoes in a steamer rack set in a saucepan over boiling water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook. covered until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the butter, basil, salt, and pepper.

Seres 4 to 6

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Submitted 2/19/07.
Source: Recipes for Everyone's favorite Meatloaf - Maryana Volstedt
Submitted By: b smith

Steamed New Potatoes with Fresh Basil