Magnificent Mashed Potatoes with Olive Oil and Herbs

Recipe by yooper
READY IN: 30mins




  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.
  • Add the potatoes and the salt.
  • Simmer, partially covered, until soft, about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and leave the potatoes in the hot water for up to 15 minutes to keep them warm.
  • Spoon out 1/2 cup of the warm cooking water and pour into a bowl.
  • Add the olive oil.
  • Drain the potatoes and either put them through a ricer placed over the bowl or transfer them to the bowl and use a potato masher to reduce them to pillowy-soft puree.
  • Season with salt and pepper and your herb of choice.
  • Beat with a wooden spoon until light and fluffy.
  • Serve at once or keep them warm in the top of a double boiler over simmering water.