Olive Oil-Mashed Potatoes with Garlic and Basil
Serves: 4
  • 1½ pounds small new potatoes (8 to 12)
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium garlic cloves, minced to a paste
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to boil, cover, and then simmer until a wooden or metal skewer inserted into the potato easily slips out, about 20 minutes.
  2. Reserving ¼ cup of the potato cooking liquid, drain potatoes and slash them in half with a paring knife; add oil, garlic, basil, and a generous sprinkling of salt and pepper. Roughly crush potatoes with a fork, adding reserved potato cooking liquid if necessary. Adjust seasonings and serve.
If you’ve got it, a little chopped fresh parsley is a nice addition to the basil.
Recipe by Three Many Cooks at https://threemanycooks.com/recipes/salads-and-sides/olive-oil-mashed-potatoes-with-garlic-and-basil/