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.

Chef Alan Wong,


May 1997
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