Best Irish mashed potatoes

Prep 15 min
Total 35 min
Serves 10 to 12

5

Ingredients

1.5 kg
russet or Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed (3 large russets)
1
large onion, peeled and cut into large chunks
4
garlic cloves, smashed
3/4 cup
35% cream
1/3 cup
1/2 cup
butter, plus 2 tbsp for garnish (optional)
2 tsp
3/4 cup
chopped green onions, white and green parts separated
2 cups
packed chopped kale, stems removed (optional)

Instructions

  • BRING a large pot of salted water to a boil with potatoes, onion and garlic. Boil until very tender, 15 min. Drain, then return potatoes, onion and garlic to pot over medium-high and shake pot to dry, about 20 sec.
  • HEAT cream, milk, 1/2 cup butter and salt in a small saucepan over medium, until hot. Stir in kale and white parts of green onion and let stand 5 min. Mash potato mixture with a masher. Stir in cream mixture, then green onions.
  • TO serve, transfer to a dish. Make a shallow hole in centre and add remaining 2 tbsp butter.

 

Kitchen Tip: Using a ricer will produce fluffy mashed potatoes. Press potatoes with onion and garlic, in batches, through a ricer into same pot over medium-low. Continue with recipe.

Nutrition

Calories 234, Protein 4 g, Carbohydrates 23 g, Fat 15 g, Fibre 2 g, Sodium 753 mg.

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