1 1/4 cup potato cubes
1/4 cup milk (lactose free, lite, whole – doesn’t matter)
1 tbs butter (make sure it’s not a heaped tbs!)
1 clove garlic, crushed (optional)
fresh chives or spring onion (optional)
salt, pepper, mixed spice, dried mint, za’tar (dried thyme)
Cook the potato cubes in boiling water, or in the microwave until soft.
Drain from the water and place in a bowl.
While still hot, add the butter and mash.
When the butter has melted and integrated, add the milk.
Mash until a smooth, creamy texture is reached.
Add the garlic, chives or spring onion.
Add the salt, pepper and spice to taste.
The mint and za’tar is optional.
Skipping the gravy means you can eat more of this guilt-free.
Fact: did you know that Arabian cuisine mashes potato differently? It skips the butter and milk, instead, it adds a large drizzle of olive oil and a couple cloves of garlic. It’s then mashed with the above spices. Munched on for breakfast with pita bread!
How ever you serve it, just remember to wholeheartedly: