Mashed Potatoes With Olives and Lemon

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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 273 calories
    • Fat 15 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 0 mg
    • Sodium 496 mg
    • Protein 4 g
    • Carbohydrate 31 g
    • Sugar 0 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 2 mg
    • Calcium 6 mg
  • October 2011

Ingredients

  1. Check 3pounds Yukon gold potatoes (about 6; peeled if desired), cut into 2-inch chunks
  2. Check kosher salt and black pepper
  3. Check 1/2cup olive oil
  4. Check 1tablespoon finely grated lemon zest
  5. Check 1/2cup pitted green and black olives, quartered

Directions

  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add 2 teaspoons salt and enough cold water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until the potatoes are very tender, 20 to 25 minutes. Reserving ½ cup of the cooking water, drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. 
  2. Add the olive oil, zest, reserved cooking water, 1 teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper to the potatoes and mash to the desired consistency. Fold in the olives.