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Fork Mashed Purple Potatoes


1 pound Purple potatoes, washed
4 small shallots, minced
2 tablespoons fresh-squeezed lemon juice
3-4 tablespoons good extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
White pepper to taste
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped


  1. In a large pot, cook potatoes with skins on in heavily salted boiling water until tender, approximately 15 minutes.
  2. Remove potatoes from pot, and peel them while still warm. Place potatoes in a large bowl and, using a fork, gently smash them, maintaining a fairly chunky consistency.
  3. Fold in minced shallots, lemon juice, olive oil, sea salt, and white pepper. Finish with parsley.

Adapted from: New York Magazine