Mashed Potatoes with Lemon and Capers

Mashed Potatoes with Lemon and Capers

Give your mashed potatoes a lift by mixing through this lovely sauce of capers and lemon.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: The Cook
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  • 900 g mashing potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • coarse cooking salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons capers, drained and coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 teaspoons finely grated lemon zest

Recipe Instructions

  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and fill with enough water to cover potatoes by 2 - 3 cm then bring to a boil over high heat.
  • Add a generous amount of salt, reduce the heat to a simmer and continue cooking until potatoes are tender when pierced ( about 15 minutes).
  • Drain and mash potatoes.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine 3 tablespoons butter, milk, lemon juice, zest, and capers. Heat until butter is melted and the mixture is warm to the touch.
  • Fold the milk mixture and parsley into the mashed potatoes, and season with salt and pepper. Dot with remaining tablespoon butter just before serving.

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