Potatoes in dish with onions

Crushed new potatoes

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(15 ratings)

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


  • 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 onions, 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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21st Aug, 2017
My 7 year old is going through a phase of not liking potato at the moment but he devoured this. I think it was the addition of olives the swung it. Simple yet delicious served with BBQ lamb
30th Mar, 2014
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
25th Sep, 2012
Neophyte - Salt and pepper
1st Sep, 2012
Hi all. I'm just learning how to cook. What does it mean by "season to taste"? season to taste with what? thanks.
1st Sep, 2011
For information the recipe was on page 121 of the April edition of Good Food and serves 8 people as a side dish.
26th Jun, 2011
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!
18th Feb, 2011
Delicious! Served with salmon, worked well.
7th Nov, 2010
does anyone know how many people this serves?
4th Nov, 2010
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!
7th Aug, 2010
My new favourite recipe - so so easy but really tasty. Perfect!


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