Monday, April 20, 2009

Spinach Mashed Potatoes

Listen, spinach is so good for you. So mix it with mashed potatoes and eat it, already.
  • 4 medium potatoes
  • 3-4 c. (loosely packed) fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1/2 T. olive oil
  • 1/4. c. milk or sour cream
  • 1-2 T. butter
  • 1/4 c. veg stock
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Scrub, peel (or not), chop and boil potatoes in salted water. Wash spinach obsessively and lay out on a towel to absorb some of the moisture. When the potatoes are almost done, saute the spinach in olive oil on med-high heat until wilted (about 2 minutes). I added a splash of veg stock, but not too much since it's already wet. You could saute chopped garlic for a few minutes before adding the spinach, if you like. Season with salt and pepper. Warm up milk (or sour cream), butter, and the rest of the stock. Use as much of this mixture as you prefer, remember that the spinach is quite moist. Drain the potatoes and immediately mash with liquids, salt, and pepper (I've also heard that a touch of nutmeg is nice), and fold in spinach.

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