An easy way to infuse potatoes with the spirit of Nice.
Crush the garlic cloves on a board with your closed fist or the broad wooden end of a heavy knife.
Heat the oils in a heavy-bottomed pan, add the garlic and sauté for 2 minutes. Add the potatoes, salt, and pepper. Lower the flame, cover, and cook, turning often with a spatula, for 20 minutes, or until tender.
Remove the garlic cloves and drain off the excess oil. Put the potatoes in a serving dish and add the basil or parsley. Toss gently and serve.
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