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Mashed Potatoes with Green Olives and Olive Oil

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Category: Vegetables, Potatoes

 Ingredients List

  • 4 lb White or Yukon gold potatoes
  • 10 lg Fresh basil leaves
  • 3 Strips lemon zest; (3")
  • 1/3 c Olive oil
  • 1 c Green olives; * see note
  • 1/2 ts Salt


*Use good quality green olives, such as French picholine, pitted and finely
chopped. 1. Peel the potatoes and cut into quarters. Put into a pan with
the basil leaves and lemon zest. Cover with water. Bring to a boil, cover
the pan and reduce the heat. Simmer about 15 to 20 minutes, or until the
potatoes are tender. 2. Drain the potatoes into a colander. Discard the
basil and lemon peel. Put into a large bowl and add the olive oil, green
olives and salt. Using an electric mixer or potato masher, mash the
potatoes coarsely. Serve hot.

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