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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
4 from 2 votes

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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  1. Sharon

    3 stars
    I love your other potato dish but this one hasn’t worked for me 🙁 I’ve been watching it carefully and it has stuck to the bottom of the pan after 25mins. I’m currently trying to salvage it by transferring it to the oven to finish cooking. It’s been in for 10 mins and potatoes are still hard so I’ve put it in for another 10 mins and will keep checking it until they are cooked.

    24 . Jul . 2022
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  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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