December 2015 has broken all the temperature records in Holland but finally the winter is coming a bit; so time for some mash recipes! Honestly I do miss the winter. I mean if the weather is turning bad, I rather have it going all the way with snow, frost and ice! I just really like playing in the snow like a little kid; making a snowman, having a fight in the snow and then go back inside to drink hot chocolate WITH whipped cream. Or sitting near the fire, reading a good book with a nice glass of red wine and eating an old fashioned mash!!
The recipe below is one of those old fashioned mashes, well apparently it’s only ‘old fashioned’ for me. We’ve always eaten kale mash like this and I thought it was standard but recently it turned out it’s not. So I think this recipe of my mom deserves a spot on my blog.
Ingredients for 4 pers.:
- 1 kg potatoes
- 300 gr kale
- 1 slice of feta cheese
- 1 red pointed pepper
- 2 table spoons of crème fraiche
- salt and pepper
How to prepare it:
Peel the potatoes and cut them in small blocks, wash them and put them on the stove, completely covered with water. You have to wait till the water starts boiling, so in the meantime you can chop the feta and the pointed pepper into small pieces. Once the water boils, set the timer to 12 minutes. After 12 minutes you can check if they are done by poking them with a fork, if there is not much resistance you can add the kale to the potatoes. Let it boil for another 5 minutes.
Drain down the potatoes and the kale. Add some milk, the crème fraiche and some salt and pepper and mash the kale and the potatoes. You can add some extra milk if needed to make it softer. Once everything is mixed well, add the feta cheese and the pointed pepper blocks. Stir once more and it’s ready to go.