New potato & smoked haddock crush

New potatoes are usually treated as a side dish, but crushing them with smoky fish turns them into a delicious starter or lunch

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:35 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 260
  • fat 12g
  • saturates 2g
  • carbs 22g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 2g
  • protein 17g
  • salt 1.49g


  • 500g new potatoes, scrubbed if muddy
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled, but left whole
  • 300g undyed smoked haddock, skinned
  • full-fat milk
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • small bunch chives, finely chopped
  • 100g French beans
  • 1 small shallot, finely sliced
  • 8 slices of baguette, toasted or crisped in a low oven


New way with potaoes
Squashing cold, cooked new potatoes flat onto a baking tray, drizzling with oil and roasting in a hot oven until crisp.


  1. Halve the potatoes if large. Tip into a pan of boiling salted water with the garlic, simmer for about 20 mins until they are on the brink of collapse, then drain. Meanwhile, cover the haddock with milk. Bring to a simmer, then poach the fish slowly for 5 mins until it flakes easily. Drain fish, but reserve the milk.

  2. While everything is still warm, crush the potatoes and garlic with a masher. Flake and mix in the fish, add 2 tbsp of the poaching milk and 3 tbsp olive oil, then mix well – you should have a loose, rich mash. Taste for seasoning. Stir in the chives and set aside. Cook the beans in boiling water, then drain and toss with the remaining oil and the shallot. Serve a large spoonful of crush with the French bean salad and a few slices of toast.

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