Kale Mashed Potatoes

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Author Notes: My original inspiration was from an accidental masterpiece on the Food Network's Chopped. Combining simple mashed potatoes with some sauteed kale. Brilliant. Beautiful colors and a soul warming dish for cold and snowy winter nights. Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

Serves 4 people

  • 4 Yukon gold potatoes (skin on and quartered)
  • 1 large bunch Kale (stems and spines removed, rough chop)
  • 2 shallots (diced)
  • 5 cloves garlic (rough chop)
  • 1/2 cup Gruyere cheese (freshly grated)
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  1. Combine potatoes, water and a healthy pinch of salt in a large pot. Bring to a boil and let cook for about 10 minutes, or until a fork slides in to the potato easily.
  2. While potatoes are boiling, heat a large saute pan with olive oil over medium heat. Add the shallots, salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Cook for about 5 minutes, until shallots are soft. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the kale to the pan and give it a turn to coat all the leaves in oil. Add a dash of salt and pepper. Cover the pan let cook for about 15 minutes, turning the kale occasionally. Taste and add salt as necessary.
  3. When the potatoes and kale are done, combine in the bowl of a food processor. Add milk, butter and some additional salt and pepper. Pulse until there are no big clumps left, it's okay if its still a little chunky.
  4. Remove from the food processor and transfer to a bowl. Stir in the Gruyere and taste. There should be loads of flavor at this point! This would be a great recipe to get your kids (and you) to eat the daunting superfood, kale.
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about 2 years ago jy2nd

This is a pretty traditional Dutch dish -- filling and inexpensive. My mother and aunts loved it. It could be made from scratch, or -- as was often the case -- from leftovers. It's so popular that you can buy mixes for it at stores that carry Dutch imports.