There is something about potatoes that makes me happy. They are the ultimate comfort food. I don’t think I will ever tire of them. I just so happen to have gotten some pretty new potatoes in my CSA box and decided to whip myself up some for a late night supper.
I decided to steam them to cook them, then pan seared them in olive oil. This gave the potatoes a creamy center with a wonderful crispy outside. Yum! I made a quick aoili with some left over lemon basil to top it all off.
- New potatoes, cleaned and cut in half
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Aoili:
- 1/2 C low-fat mayo
- 3 garlic cloves
- 1 handful basil
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- Skim milk (optional)
Steam your potatoes until you can stick a knife in the center easily. Let cool to room temperature.
In a large skillet add potatoes to hot oil cut side down. Don’t touch and let sear for 2-3 minutes or until a nice golden brown. Flip over and sear the other side. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate, sprinkle with salt and pepper and set aside.
To make the aioli:
In a food processor chop the basil and garlic together until fine. Add to mayo and add lemon juice. Mix together well and season with salt and pepper to your liking. I like my aoili on the thinner side to make it more like a sauce so I add skim milk until I get my desired consistency.
Spoon aoili over warm potatoes and thoroughly enjoy!