Smashed Potatoes


Notes: This is one component of Oahu Bouillabaisse. If making ahead, cover potatoes tightly and keep warm in a 250° oven up to 30 minutes; stir in crab just before serving.


Makes 6 cups, 6 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 241
Caloriesfromfat 31 %
Protein 4.2 g
Fat 8.3 g
Satfat 1.2 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Sodium 91 mg
Cholesterol 5.9 mg


3 pounds russet potatoes
1/4 cup spicy aioli
1/3 pound shelled cooked crab (optional)
Salt and pepper


1. In a 5- to 6-quart pan, bring 2 1/2 quarts water to a boil.

2. Meanwhile, peel potatoes and cut into 1 1/2-inch chunks. Add potatoes to boiling water, cover, and simmer until tender when pierced, about 20 minutes; drain.

3. Mash potatoes, adding aioli and enough broth to make potatoes creamy.

4. Stir in crab. Add salt and pepper to taste. Use in bouillabaisse or serve.