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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, in Greek “patates poure”, (pronounced pa-TAH-tess pou-RHé) are delicious and perfect to accompany many meals.

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There is nothing like homemade mashed potatoes, the ultimate comfort food.

Preparing this side dish is so simple to make and cannot be compared with the dehydrated stuff you get in supermarkets.

Mashed potatoes are made by pressing freshly boiled potatoes.

Baking or starchy potatoes are recommended for this recipe, as they are high in starch with a dry, mealy texture, which turn them light and fluffy when cooked.

Other types of potatoes, like boiling potatoes, also called waxy potatoes, give equally good results, which a different texture.

Using a potato masher to mash them makes the procedure very easy by mixing them a few minutes. The more time you mash them the smoother they get.

However, if you like some lumps in your potatoes just mash them with a fork or a hand mixer, always while they are still hot.

I love to make mashed potatoes and keep them as healthy as possible so I use olive oil, which gives them a fantastic fruity taste and flavour.

Using a good quality olive oil is worth every cent, as you will not only notice the wonderful flavour of the olive oil but it is also much healthier.

Olive oil is the base of the Mediterranean Diet and its properties are world renowned, making it more popular day by day.

It is packed with antioxidants, vitamins and monosaturated fats, which offer protection again heart diseases.

My children love mashed potatoes so I make a lot, so probably my recipe could feed more than six.

I would say that a large potato per person would be a satisfactory portion.

Can I make these mashed potatoes vegan?

The answer is yes. Just substitute the milk with almond milk or keep some water when boiling the potatoes and use it instead of the milk.

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English Mashed Potatoes

Can you guess what the secret ingredient is to make these potatoes extra velvety and creamy?

Well, it’s the egg!

An English friend of mine taught me this trick.

In the video you are watching, I made these mashed potatoes with an egg to top my cottage pie.

In the video I used a whole egg but if you are afraid that the egg may curdle you can use only the yolk.

If you add more yolks to the mash, some cream (instead of milk) and cheese which melts, you can pipe them and bake them in the oven.

This recipe is called Duchess Potatoes.

To make the olive oil mashed potatoes, the procedure is exactly the same by substituting the butter with extra virgin olive oil.

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English Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
These mashed potatoes are fluffy and creamy as the secret ingredient is to add an egg to the mash.

Ingredients

  • 6 – 7 medium baking potatoes (about 1 kilo)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • A pinch of pepper (optional)
  • A pinch of nutmeg (optional)
  • 1 egg

Instructions

  1. Peel, wash and half or quarter the potatoes depending on size.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large heavy pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until soft when pierced with a fork (about 45 minutes).
  3. Drain the potatoes while they are still hot and return them to the pot. Add the milk, butter and egg (whole egg or just the yolk) and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or any other way you like.
  4. Finally add some salt and pepper (as well as some nutmeg, which is optional) and mix.
  5. Add more milk if necessary, until you get the right consistency. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Nutrition Information
Yield 8 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 216Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 41mgSodium 350mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 6g

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Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes, in Greek "patates poure", (pronounced pa-TAH-tess pou-RHé) are delicious and perfect to accompany many meals.

Ingredients

  • 6 – 8 medium baking potatoes (about 1 ½ kilos – 3.30 lbs)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • A pinch of white pepper
  • A pinch of nutmeg (optional)

Instructions

  1. Peel, wash and half or quarter the potatoes depending on size.
  2. Place the potatoes in a large heavy pot and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until soft when pierced with a fork (about 45 minutes).
  3. Drain the potatoes while they are still hot and return them to the pot. Add the olive oil as well as seasoning and mash the potatoes with a potato masher or any other way you like.
  4. Add the milk gradually until you get the right consistency.
  5. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 315Total Fat 10gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 3mgSodium 397mgCarbohydrates 51gFiber 5gSugar 3gProtein 7g

Did you make this recipe?

Tried this recipe? Tag me @ivyliac and use the hashtag #kopiaste!

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