Mashed Potatoes


  • 4 lbs Yukon Gold Potatoes
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup The Olive Grove’s Mushroom & Sage Olive Oil (or the Picual olive oil if you prefer a natural flavor to the mushroom & sage).
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Quarter potatoes. Put potatoes and 2 tablespoons salt in a large pot and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Bring to a boil, covered with lid, then reduce heat and simmer, partially covered, until potatoes are very tender.

Reserve 1 cup cooking water, then drain potatoes in a colander and return to pot. Add oil, pepper, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 cup cooking water and mash with a potato masher or fork. Add more cooking water for a looser consistency.

Makes 8 servings