Irish Mashed Potatoes

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Description:

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

Directions

  • 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.
  • Prepare bacon in skillet and cook until crispy, remove and dry on paper towels. (Save bacon drippings.)
  • Once bacon dries, crumble to small pieces.
  • Place chopped onions into skillet with reserved drippings and cook until browning begins.
  • Add kale to skillet with onions. Stir until heated thoroughly and remove from heat.
  • Drain potatoes and place in large mixing bowl. Use a masher (preferred) or large fork to break the potatoes.
  • Add butter & cream and continue smashing. Don’t over work. The texture should be smashed, not whipped.
  • Add kale, onion and crumbled bacon and smash together with potatoes.
  • Serve in a large bowl. Top with additional crumbled bacon and shredded cheddar cheese.