Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes
Use olive oil instead of butter for richness and creaminess this easy recipe. Olio Nuovo is perfect for this, but you can use your favorite Olive Tap Extra Virgin Olive Oil, or try it with our Roasted Garlic Olive Oil.
6 large baking potatoes (about 4 1/2 pounds), peeled, cut large chunks
7 Tbls The Olive Tap’s 100% Extra Virgin Olive Oil, divided
Salt and pepper to taste
Place potatoes in heavy large pot and cover with cold water. Boil over medium-high heat until potatoes are tender when pierced with fork, about 30-40 minutes. Drain potatoes, reserving 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid. Return potatoes to the dry pot and stir over medium heat until any excess liquid evaporates. Add 6 tablespoons Olive Oil and mash until almost smooth. Mix in enough potato cooking liquid as needed to moisten. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Transfer potatoes to large bowl and drizzle with remaining tablespoon olive oil and serve.