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Crispy Thyme Mash

Crispy thyme mash

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With its herby topping, this simple crispy thyme mash side dish adds crunch to your meal.


1.1kg (2½lb) white floury potatoes, such as Maris piper

75g (3oz) butter

75g (3oz) fresh white breadcrumbs

Few thyme sprigs, leaves removed

100-150ml milk (3½-5fl oz)

1Tbsp wholegrain mustard


1. Cut the peeled potatoes into large, even-sized pieces. Put into a large pan, cover well with cold water and bring to the boil. Boil for 15min or until the potatoes are cooked through (check by pushing a knife through a potato, it should go through easily). Drain and leave to steam in the colander for 10min.

2. Meanwhile heat 40g (1½oz) of the butter and fry the breadcrumbs until crisp and golden. Stir through the thyme leaves and some seasoning and set aside.

3. Return potatoes to the empty pan and mash well with the remaining butter, the milk, the mustard and plenty of seasoning.

4. Reheat the mash in the pan, adding more milk if necessary. Pile into a serving dish and top with the thyme crumbs. Serve.

Delicious side dish to accompany any main meal,recipe can be found at Good Housekeeping.



About Zena Grantham

About Zena Grantham

Zena is a baking fanatic spending most of her free time dreaming up her next tasty recipe. She has been known to accidentally make people fall off their diet or healthy eating wagon with chocolate cakes!

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