Crushed new potatoes

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 20 mins


Make more of new potatoes with Gordon's summery side dish. As easy to adjust for one as for a crowd

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled / halved
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal132
  • fat5g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs20g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre2g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.01g
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  • 1kg peeled or scrubbed new potatoes
    New potatoes

    New potatoes

    n-ew po-tate-oes

    New potatoes have thin, wispy skins and a crisp, waxy texture. They are young potatoes and…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 spring onion, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • handful pitted black olives, chopped


  1. Cook the potatoes in boiling salted water for about 15 mins until completely cooked through. Peeling the potatoes isn’t essential, but I think it gives a smoother finish to the dish.

  2. Drain, tip into a bowl, and crush with the olive oil until broken but not mashed. Stir through the spring onions and the olives, then season to taste and serve.

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Comments (18)

lorriloo's picture

Omitted the olives and didn't use olive oil, 1 tbsp of salted lurpak light instead and it was delicious, also served with the quick braised lettuce and peas

freya99's picture

Neophyte - Salt and pepper

busychef's picture

Hi all. I'm just learning how to cook. What does it mean by "season to taste"? season to taste with what? thanks.

4daughters's picture

For information the recipe was on page 121 of the April edition of Good Food and serves 8 people as a side dish.

franniban's picture

Ok, not as tasty as I thought it sounded. May be I'm a bit tasted out with the Spanish fish stew from yesterday, which was super tasty!

hippychick01's picture

Delicious! Served with salmon, worked well.

justineaguilera's picture

does anyone know how many people this serves?

kayteemac's picture

Great idea for sprucing up the boring potato! I tried it with the spring onions and it was delicious! I have had them again since and fried a little garlic and onion in some olive oil until softened and then added them to potatos with a little butter before crushing! Really great little side dishes!

hannahwhiteuk's picture

My new favourite recipe - so so easy but really tasty. Perfect!

dukestchef's picture

Did this with fryed sea bass and pea and mint puree with a spring onion and parsley salsa. lush :)

millie100's picture

How many does it serve?

fizzbomb's picture

went very well with panfried fish with fresh beetroot salsa delish

tobymence's picture

Excellent. Went well with Harrisa chicken with tomatos & black olives.

cleveland's picture

This is such an easy side dish and it tasted fab. I missed out the olives and used a little butter instead of oil as thats what i had in but it was really lovely so will make again for sure!!

miche002's picture

very easy to make! and really tasty! this is my favorite good food recipe so far!

thestubbs's picture

Superb! For once I didn't need to add anything. Went really well with the Greek pie recipe on this site.

fintandarragh's picture

I did this today without olives and with butter instead of olive oil, to go with a pie.

It's a simple, excellent change to boring old new potatoes... you can't go wrong, really (unless you mash them a little too much).

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