Potatoes with Olive Oil and Parsley Recipe

Potatoes in Olive OilPotatoes are very popular in Croatia. Gnocchi aside, just about every restaurant offers their own version of boiled potatoes as a side dish. They can be mashed with swiss chard, served plain right out of the pot or drizzled with olive oil (which is by far my favorite way). 

The potatoes in Croatia are buttery and delicious, and the olive oil is superbly excellent. Adding some fresh parsley is all this simple dish needs to brighten up the richness of the potatoes and olive oil. 

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Potatoes with Olive Oil and Parsley Recipe


potatoes, any kind you fancy
good and flavorful extra virgin olive oil
fresh parsley, finely chopped


Peel the potatoes and cut them into potato salad-sized chunks. If using baby potatoes, no need to cut them.

Throw them in a large pot with water and a hefty pinch of salt (more hefty than pinch). We won't be seasoning them again, so make that water salty like the sea! Bring to a boil and cook until tender.

Drain the potatoes very well. Throw them back into the hot pot. Douse them with the olive oil. How much olive oil? How ever much you want, but I recommend to err on the side of a good drenching. Gently toss so as not to break up the potatoes too much.

Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with finely chopped parsley. Yup, that's it.

Check out the original recipe over on the food blog

Potatoes with Olive Oil and Parsley

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Expat in Croatia

Sara is an American expat based in Split. After globetrotting between New York, Amsterdam and California, she moved to Croatia in 2012. Sara's blog Expat in Croatia is a guide for foreigners living and traveling in Croatia.