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Crushed Cornish potatoes

Prep time less than 30 mins
Cook time less than 30 mins
Serves 4
From Saturday Kitchen


  1. Scrub and wash the new potatoes and place into a saucepan.

  2. Cover with the water and then add the rest of the ingredients, except the butter and final seasoning.

  3. Bring to the boil and reduce to a simmer.

  4. Cook for approximately 20 minutes.

  5. Once cooked, drain and using a fork or a potato masher, crush the potatoes lightly, add the butter and season with salt and pepper.


  • 400g/14oz Cornish new potatoes (if you cannot get Cornish use Jersey)
  • 2L/3½pt water to cover
  • 2 heads of garlic, cut in half
  • 2 large bay leaves
  • 20 sprigs of thyme
  • 1 tsp chicken bouillon
  • 40g/1½oz salt
  • 100g/3½ unsalted butter
  • salt and pepper

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