Basque Potatoes

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by SusieQusie

An all in one side dish from the Basque Region in Northern Spain - creamy mashed potatoes topped with sauteed vegetables.

Top Review by NorthwestGal

A great way to spruce up plain mashed potatoes. We loved it. Thanks for sharing your recipe, SusieQusie. Made for the Spain & Portugal tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the potatoes in a large saucepan, just cover with water and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat, cover and cook for 12-15 minutes until just tender.
  2. Drain well then mash with a potato masher or fork until smooth.
  3. Add the milk, season with salt and pepper and beat well. Cover and keep warm.
  4. Heat the oil in large frying pan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper and garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  5. Mix in the tomatoes, olives, orange peel, basil and wine, blend well and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until onions and bell pepper are just tender.
  6. Remove the orange peel and adjust the seasoning.
  7. To serve - place the potatoes in a shallow serving bowl, spoon vegetables and juices over the top and garnish with parsley. Serve hot.

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