Purple Potato Mash

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Welcome to Claire's: 35 Years of Recipes and Reflections from the Landmark Vegetarian Restaurant

Welcome to Claire's

By Claire Criscuolo

Published 2014

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Purple potatoes make a stunningly beautiful presentation, and they are a nice change from the usual white or golden-colored potatoes. And children just love the color!


  • 3 medium purple potatoes, unpeeled
  • ¼ cup plain soy milk
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


    Cook the potatoes in lightly salted boiling water for 25-30 minutes, or until soft when pierced with a fork. Meanwhile, measure the soy milk, olive oil, and garlic into a pot. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place over low heat and cook, just below a simmer, for about 15 minutes to soften the garlic, while the potatoes cook. Remove from the heat and set aside while the potatoes continue cooking. Before draining the potatoes, reserve ¼ cup of the cooking liquid. Drain the potatoes and turn into a bowl. Add the reserved cooking liquid, the heated soy milk mixture, and salt and pepper to taste. Mash to your favorite consistency. Taste for seasonings.