New Potatoes with Basil

This recipe celebrates the wonderful flavor of new potatoes, in all their buttery glory!
3 lbs. new potatoes, cut in to small cubes
1 stick (8 Tbs.) sweet butter
salt and reshly ground black ppper, to taste
chopped fresh basil
Scrub the potatoes and dry. Melt butter in a heavy flameproof casserole with a tight-fitting cover. Add potatoes and season with salt and pepper. Coat with butter. Cover and cook over low heat for 30-40 minutes, shaking occasionally - until the potatoes are tender and can be pierced with the tip of a sharp knife. Toss with the basil and serve at once.
You can also add a little minced garlic to this recipe for extra kick.