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Fresh Parsley and Caper Mashed Potatoes

Scott Phillips

Servings: 4

Briny capers add zip to rustic, buttery mashed potatoes. Serve them with Pork Tenderloin Provençal, or with grilled steak or chicken.


  • 1-1/4 lb. red potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (leave skins on)
  • Kosher salt
  • 4 oz. crème fraîche
  • 1 Tbs. unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 Tbs. capers, drained, rinsed, and chopped
  • 1 tsp. whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 240
      Fat Calories (kcal): 130
      Fat (g): 14
      Saturated Fat (g): 9
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 1
      Cholesterol (mg): 50
      Sodium (mg): 200
      Carbohydrates (g): 24
      Fiber (g): 3
      Sugar (g): 3
      Protein (g): 4


  • Put the potatoes in a 4-quart saucepan, and add water to cover by 1 inch. Add 1 Tbs. salt, bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes.
  • Drain, return the potatoes to the saucepan, and mash with the crème fraîche, butter, parsley, capers, and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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  • Krispie | 03/19/2017

    This recipe was delicious. I will definitely make again.

  • LymeCT | 10/27/2016

    Yum! Perfect proportions

  • auroranati | 07/15/2016

    Easy and tasty

  • Maya_B | 07/15/2016

    Easy and Delicious.

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