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New Potatoes with Lemon Butter and Fresh Herbs

New Potatoes with Lemon Butter and Fresh Herbs

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 Serves 4 to 6.
Simple seasonings coat these crisp, golden brown potatoes, making them a good accompaniment to scrambled eggs, roasted chicken or lamb chops.


  • 2 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 2 1/2 lb. small new potatoes, unpeeled
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh basil
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh chives


Preheat an oven to 425°F.

In a roasting pan, stir together the butter, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, paprika and pepper. Add the potatoes and, using a large spoon, coat the potatoes evenly with the butter mixture.

Roast the potatoes, turning every 15 minutes, until tender and golden brown, about 45 minutes. Taste and adjust the seasonings. Garnish with the basil and chives and serve immediately.
Serves 4 to 6.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Kitchen Library Series, Potatoes, by Diane Rossen Worthington (Time-Life Books, 1993).