Mashed Potatoes with Onions and Pine Nuts

Recipe by JustJanS
READY IN: 50mins


  • 1
    kg potato
  • 3
    onions, peeled and finely sliced
  • 3
    tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • To Mash the Potatoes
  • 150
  • 70
    ml milk, more if necessary
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • To Serve
  • 3
    tablespoons toasted pine nuts


  • Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water until tender, then drain.
  • Cover and set aside while the onions are cooking.
  • To Cook the Onions: Heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan and fry the onions over medium to high heat, tossing frequently until the are cooked and some of the onion is crisp and golden.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste.
  • To Mash the Potatoes: Add the butter, some milk and salt and pepper to taste.
  • Crush with a potato masher.
  • Beat the potatoes well with a fork until they are light and fluffy, adding more milk and salt and pepper as required.
  • Serve the potatoes covered with the onions and the oil the onions were cooked in.
  • Sprinkle with the toasted pine nuts and grind over some pepper.