March 17, 2011

Sweet Potato & Kale Colcannon

After seeing this recipe on Simply Recipes, it seemed like a great side dish for St. Patrick's Day.  Not really a holiday that we celebrate, but when a "St. Patrick's favorite" involves potatoes and kale, I'm in!

 
Sweet Potato Colcannon

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes


Ingredients (serves 2 as main dish)
  • 1 large sweet potato (1 pound), peeled and cut into 1" chunks
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 5 cups chopped kale
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup milk
Instructions
  • In a 3 quart saucepan, add potato pieces and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add salt and bring to a boil.
  • Boil for about 10 minutes until potato pieces are fork tender. Remove from heat and drain potatoes.
  • Return the empty pot to the stove and melt butter over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté for 1 minute. Then add the kale and sauté for 3 minutes or until wilted.
  • Remove pan from heat and stir in the milk. Next add the potatoes to the kale mixture and combine using a potato masher. Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a little butter in the center, if desired.
Recipe adapted from: Simply Recipes
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