Saturday, December 17, 2011

mashed Potatoes with a twist

I  LOVE mashed potatoes - and found a way to make them into a meal..

you will need:
5-7 potatoes (get the right quality for mash)
3 garlic cloves, crushed
1 medium onion
5 green onions
2 cups finely chopped green vegetables: broccoli, kale, spinach, arugula (or whatever you may fancy)
fresh rosemary
butter (as much as you like, start with 3 tbs)
small quantity  milk or cream or yogurt
salt and pepper to taste

Fill a pot with water and prepare vegetables and herbs while water is coming to boil. (Keep an eye on the water and when it comes to the boil add the potatoes, skin and all - wash well please!)
Chop onion and saute until just softened. when onions are ready, lower the heat and add the crushed garlic.
Saute vegetables over medium heat. Always add broccoli, kale and more robust vegetables first, adding tender greens, such as chard, spinach, arugula, towards the end.

When potatoes are soft, drain. Return to pot,start mashing and add the butter and the milk/cream/yoghurt till the potatoes are nice and fluffy
Stir in greens, onions, garlic and chopped fresh rosemary. Add generous amounts of salt and freshly cracked pepper.


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