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  • 4 - russet potatoes, peeled, cut in large chunks
  • - salt
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons - unsalted butter, with more butter for serving
  • 3 cups - lightly packed kale, cabbage, or chard, chopped
  • 3 - green onions, minced
  • 1 cups - milk or cream
  • Directions:

    Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 teaspoons of salt, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender (15 to 20 minutes). Drain in a colander.

    Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Melt the butter in the pot and once it's hot, add the greens. Cook the greens for 3-4 minutes, or until they are wilted and have given off some of their water. Add the green onions and cook 1 minute more.
    Pour in the milk or cream, mix well, and add the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens. Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center.

    Brief Description

    A traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage.

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    Category:  Vegetables

    Cuisine:  American

    Prep Time: 10 min
    Cook Time: 25 min


    To serve this dish, make a depression in the middle of the mashed potatoes and place a pat of butter in it; to eat, dip a forkful of potatoes & greens in the melted butter. Yum!


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    March 14, 2013

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