Diva Tasting: Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes…

Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes


2 pounds russet potatoes

8 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

1 sprig fresh rosemary

1 sprig fresh thyme

¼ cup olive oil

½ teaspoon kosher salt and ground black pepper to taste


Place potatoes, garlic, rosemary, and thyme in a large pot and cover with salted water; bring to a boil. Cook, covered, until potatoes are easily pierced with a knife, about 30 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water. Transfer boiled potatoes and garlic to a bowl; discard rosemary and thyme. Add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mash with a potato masher, adding cooking water to reach desired consistency. 4 Servings.


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