Preheat oven to 400
6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
generous handful of chopped herbs – thyme, rosemary
juice of 1/2 lemon
1/4 cup dijon mustard
1/4 cup grainy mustard
Toss all ingredients in large bowl until well mixed, and add
3 pound fresh baby potatoes – red or white (I like a combination of both)
If the potatoes are on the large size, cut them up.
Mix well with mustard sauce, then turn onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, trying to not get any extra sauce on the baking sheet. Do not overcrowd them – having some space means they will get nice and crispy. Reserve the mustard mixture in the bowl.
Roast until they are nice and crispy on the outside, and a fork goes into them easily.
When they are out of the oven and have cooled down slightly enough to handle, it is time to turn it into a salad.
In bowl with reserved mustard mixture, add more fresh herbs – adding basil right now is a great idea, along with some freshly chopped rosemary (so fragrant!).
Mix into bowl:
1/4 cup chopped shallots (or green scallions if you prefer)
2 tbsp white vine vinegar
4 tbsp olive oil
Mix well and taste – add salt and pepper to your taste. Don’t be afraid with the salt and pepper, sometimes just a little bit more makes a great dish taste awesome.
Right before serving I squeeze the juice of 1/2 a lemon over top, and toss gently again.
Serve at room temperature. This is a great dish to make early on a hot day, and just leave it sit – covered – on the counter until you are ready to eat.