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Serves :

Preparation Time :
10 minutes

Cooking Time :
30 minutes

Preparation Method :

Basic Mashed Potato

  • Peel potatoes and cut each into 4 even pieces.
  • Boil, steam or microwave potatoes until tender; drain, mash well with potato masher or fork, or push potato through a sieve.
  • Add butter, milk and sugar, beat until butter is melted.


  • Add Mashed potatoes with any of the following variations

Leek and Thyme

  • Heat oil in pan, add leek, garlic and thyme, cook, stirring, until leek is soft.
  • Add wine, cook, stirring, until wine is evaporated; stir leek mixture into mashed potato.


  • Add pepper, spice mix and thyme to mashed potato; mix well.


  • Add cheese, olives and basil to mashed potato; mix well.

Pine Nut

  • Add pine nuts and rosemary to mashed potato; mix well.

Bacon And Mustard

  • Cook bacon in pan until crisp; drain on absorbent paper.
  • Add bacon, mustard and parsley to mashed potato; mix well.


  • Substitute coconut cream for milk in basic mashed potato recipe.
  • Heat oil in pan, add onion, garlic, chili and ginger, cook, stirring, until onion is soft.
  • Add to mashed potato with coriander; mix well.




Basic Mashed Potato

  • 750 grams old potatoes
  • 50 grams butter
  • 50 ml milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Leek and Thyme

  • 1 tablespoon Peanut oil
  • 200 grams leek, sliced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tablespoons dry white wine


  • 150 grams red pepper, roasted, sliced
  • ½ teaspoon Cajun blended spice mix
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme


  • 25 grams grated parmesan cheese
  • 50 grams sliced seedless black olives
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil

Pine Nut

  • 50 grams pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary

Bacon And Mustard

  • 4 bacon rashers, chopped
  • 3 teaspoons seeded mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley


  • 75 ml coconut cream
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut oil
  • 100 grams onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 small chopped fresh chili
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh coriander

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