Rating: 4.25 stars
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

These creamy Middle Eastern-style potatoes are flavored with turmeric and use olive oil rather than butter. They are great alone, and for fillings in puff pastries. Amounts of salt, pepper, and other spices may be adjusted to taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
16 mins
total:
36 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 side dish servings
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Ingredients

32
Original recipe yields 32 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook until tender and can be pierced with a fork, about 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, place 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet, and heat over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and cook until translucent and lightly browned, about 6 minutes.

  • Drain water from the potatoes, and mash. Stir in the onion, and continue mashing. Mix in the turmeric, salt, pepper, and cumin. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil, or amount desired to make the potatoes more or less creamy.

Nutrition Facts

103 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 21.3g; fat 1.4g; sodium 223.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (23)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
From the Recipe Creator: I just realized I forgot an ingredient! This recipe is great with a dash of nutmeg as well Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
10/04/2011
Pretty good, a different take on mashed potatoes. Bf just said "they're different". He ate his full serving though, and agreed to have some with chicken for his leftover lunch tomorrow, so he liked them okay. He did ask me if these were seasoned with saffron, and I think they'd be good that way--but I LOVE saffron. Turmeric, which I like, but not as much, is a harsher flavor. Nice idea, and it works pretty well, so I'd try with different seasonings. I used red potatoes and didn't peel the skin--part laziness, part wanting the nutrition from it. I prefer mashed potatoes with the skin anyway. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(9)
36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 7
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/03/2008
From the Recipe Creator: I just realized I forgot an ingredient! This recipe is great with a dash of nutmeg as well Read More
(39)
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2008
Phenomenal! love these potatoes. I went on a potatoe testing kick tonight and made 4 different types of mashed potatoes. This was by far the shocker!! Love it. It tastes wonderful. Not quite as fluffy as your traditional mashed potatoes, but the taste, Wow! And it wasn't overpowering like a couple other recipies we tried. Try em, you'll love it. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2010
I added 2 onions instead of one and instead of 1/2 teaspoon of cumin I did 1 and a 1/2 and oh boy - this was really worth 5 stars! So delicious. Read More
(13)
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Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2009
These were really tasty and something completely unique. They would go great with some grilled chicken or fish! Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
07/07/2009
Loved it. Did end up adding some milk when I was mashing at the end. Did not want to keep adding oil to make them creamy. Great flavor! Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
10/03/2011
Pretty good, a different take on mashed potatoes. Bf just said "they're different". He ate his full serving though, and agreed to have some with chicken for his leftover lunch tomorrow, so he liked them okay. He did ask me if these were seasoned with saffron, and I think they'd be good that way--but I LOVE saffron. Turmeric, which I like, but not as much, is a harsher flavor. Nice idea, and it works pretty well, so I'd try with different seasonings. I used red potatoes and didn't peel the skin--part laziness, part wanting the nutrition from it. I prefer mashed potatoes with the skin anyway. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
(9)
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2009
I served these with the Moroccan Lamb with Shiraz Honey Sauce. BG HIT!! Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2010
Very tasty dish. went very well with a Pork Tenderloin Wellington. Everyone liked it and asked for the ingredients. I added a bit more liquid to make them a bit softer but otherwise wouldn't change a thing. Read More
(7)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2008
This recipe is amazing and so easy! Goes with lots of things and healthier than regular mashed potatos. I added extra cumin for added flavor but recipe is very good as is - I made this with Moroccan Chicken and everyone raved about the potatos! Read More
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