Mashed Potatoes with Anchovies Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6


  • 8 flat anchovies, rinsed, patted dry, and minced
  • 6 large (about 3-1/2 pounds) Russet (baking) potatoes
  • 1 onion, chopped fine
  • 3/4 stick (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced fresh chives or scallion greens
How to cook Mashed Potatoes with Anchovies:
  • Peel potatoes and cut into 1-inch pieces. In a steamer set over boiling water steam potatoes, covered, until very tender, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • In a large heavy saucepan cook onion in 4 tablespoons butter over moderately low heat, stirring, until softened.
  • Add anchovies and cook, mashing them, until they dissolve, about 1 minute.
  • Stir in milk, cream, and remaining 2 tablespoons butter and heat until hot but not boiling.
  • Force potatoes through a ricer or food mill into pan and stir until smooth.
  • Stir in chives and salt and pepper to taste.

This recipe for Mashed Potatoes with Anchovies serves/makes: 6

The Mashed Potatoes with Anchovies recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Anchovy (more Anchovy recipes)
Preparation Method: Poached/Simmered (more Poached/Simmered recipes)

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