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Skillet-Roasted Lemon & Basil Fingerling Potatoes

Show Dad how much you appreciate him – I cooked up this Skillet-Roasted Lemon & Basil Fingerling Potatoes recipe for my husband, and to my pleasant surprise he was beyond impressed!

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Skillet-Roasted Lemon & Basil Fingerling Potatoes

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Total Time55 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 220kcal
Author: Kim Maes


  • 2 pounds fingerling potatoes scrubbed and halved lengthwise
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • teaspoons kosher or fine sea salt divided
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter cut into pieces, divided
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest


  • Combine the potatoes, lemon juice, teaspoons salt, and 1 tablespoon of butter in a large high-sided skillet or a Dutch oven (the bigger the skillet the better – 12 inches is ideal). Add enough cold water to the skillet to just cover the potatoes.
  • Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook just until the potatoes are fork-tender, 10-15 minutes.
  • Drain the potatoes and transfer to a bowl. Season the potatoes with the remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, the pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in the skillet over medium heat. When melted, add half of the potatoes, skin side down, and cook until they begin to crisp and brown, 5-10 minutes.
  • Using a spatula, transfer the potatoes to a plate. Add 2 more tablespoons of butter to the skillet and repeat the process with the remaining half of the potatoes.
  • Once the second half has started to brown and crisp up, return the first batch back to the skillet. Toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon of butter, fresh basil, and lemon zest until the potatoes are well coated. Serve warm.


Nutrition Facts
Skillet-Roasted Lemon & Basil Fingerling Potatoes
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 979mg41%
Potassium 647mg18%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 405IU8%
Vitamin C 34.3mg42%
Calcium 23mg2%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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