Irish Mashed Potatoes

Irish Mashed Potatoes

Try this savory twist on mashed potatoes sure to please the entire family.

Ingredients (serves 4 people)

  • 1/2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes (washed and scrubbed)
  • 1 can (10-12 ounces) of kale (drained thoroughly)
  • 6 slices of bacon
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup half & half
  • 1 stick of butter (softened at room temp)
  • Optional Toppings: shredded cheddar cheese, crumbled bacon

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  1. Place potatoes in stockpot and top off with water. Bring to boil on high heat and continue boiling for about 20 minutes until soft and easily pierced with a fork.

  2. Prepare bacon in skillet and cook until crispy, remove and dry on paper towels. (Save bacon drippings.)

  3. Once bacon dries, crumble to small pieces.

  4. Place chopped onions into skillet with reserved drippings and cook until browning begins.

  5. Add kale to skillet with onions. Stir until heated thoroughly and remove from heat.

  6. Drain potatoes and place in large mixing bowl. Use a masher (preferred) or large fork to break the potatoes.

  7. Add butter & cream and continue smashing. Don’t over work. The texture should be smashed, not whipped.

  8. Add kale, onion and crumbled bacon and smash together with potatoes.

  9. Serve in a large bowl. Top with additional crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.

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I think the only reason they call it "Irish" is because it uses Kale to turn the mashed potatoes green.

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Sorry, I would not say these potatoes are Irish but this is a great recipe. Definitely use heavy cream if you want an Irish touch. We use it on everything including fish. Our family now usually uses fat free half and half but a little cream goes a long way.

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looks interesting...will have to try it!

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Don't know why you would ever call this Irish Mash Potatoes...being Irish it certainly is not something I would servce my family or call Irish!

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