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All Recipes, Tapas / December 6, 2021

Spanish-Style Butler Potatoes | The Creamiest Potatoes Ever

These Spanish-Style Butler Potatoes, known in Spain as Patatas Mayordomo, are truly the creamiest potatoes ever. They´re packed with flavors, easy to make and made with the simplest ingredients. Serve them next to some grilled salmon and a Spanish salad for an incredible meal.

Butler Potatoes
What gives these potatoes that incredible creamy texture, is the mixture of milk with a little cornstarch. I used 2% fat organic milk, but you can use full fat milk if you like. You can even veganize this recipe by using plant based milk.

Butler Potatoes
The potatoes I used in this recipe where new potatoes. You want to use potatoes here that are a bit more waxy than starchy. Such as new potatoes, yukon gold or red potatoes. These type of potatoes hold their shape better when cooked and don´t get mushy and fall apart.

Butler Potatoes

TIPS & TRICKS to Make this Recipe: Very important to cook the potatoes on a low heat. Anything higher and the milk with curdle. It took me about 35 minutes to fully cook the potatoes on a low heat, but it might take you less or more. Just pierce them with a toothpick to ensure they are cooked through. You want them al dente, that way they don´t fall apart when you remove them from the pan.

Butler Potatoes

Key Ingredients & Cookware I used in this Recipe:

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Butler Potatoes
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Spanish-Style Butler Potatoes | Patatas Mayordomo

Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine Spanish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 50 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 237 kcal
Author Albert Bevia @ Spain on a Fork


  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 30 ml
  • 2 shallots thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 4 grams
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley 16 grams
  • 2 cups milk 475 ml
  • 2 potatoes
  • handful finely chopped scallions
  • pinch sea salt
  • dash black pepper


  1. Heat a large fry pan with a medium heat and add in 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  2. After 2 minutes, add in 2 shallots thinly sliced and 4 cloves garlic roughly chopped, mix with the olive oil, after 2 minutes add in 1/2 tbsp cornstarch and 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley, mix together until well combined, then add in 2 cups milk and season with sea salt & black pepper, mix together and simmer

  3. Once the milk comes to a light boil, lower the heat to a low heat, then add in 2 potatoes (peeled & washed and cut into 1/4 inch / .635 cm thick slices), make sure all the potatoes are coated in the milk, cook between 30 to 35 minutes on a low heat, or until the potatoes are fully cooked through but not mushy, then remove from the heat

  4. Transfer the potatoes into a serving dish, season with a little sea salt and top off with finely chopped scallions, serve immediately, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Spanish-Style Butler Potatoes | Patatas Mayordomo
Amount Per Serving
Calories 237 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 12mg4%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 684mg20%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 516IU10%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Calcium 166mg17%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    24 . Dec . 2021
  2. Catherine Otway

    5 stars
    Very, tasty as nutritious recipes

    19 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      So happy to hear that! Much love 🙂

      20 . Dec . 2021
  3. Bruce Simon

    Can you suggest a nondairy milk or other substitute to use in this recipe?

    09 . Dec . 2021
    • Spain on a Fork

      You can use plant based milk 🙂 much love

      09 . Dec . 2021
  4. Liz Gmehling

    For making larger portions could this be done in the oven? Would you modify the liquid amount? Or cover it?

    07 . Dec . 2021

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