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Sweet Potato and Kale Mash

Sweet potatoes and kale - it's hard to imagine two more healthful ingredients that taste so good when combined. Try this colorful mash with simply grilled fish or chicken.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 8 ounces kale, tough stalks removed and discarded, leaves finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more if you like it hot)
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (or to taste)
  • 1/4 cup milk

Serves 4 to 6 as a side

  1. Place the sweet potato chunks in a large pot and add enough water to cover the potato by about 2 inches. Bring the water to a boil and then reduce the heat and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the potato is soft when pierced with the tip of a knife.
  2. Meanwhile, fill a large, deep skillet with water and bring the water to a boil. Add the kale and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the kale into a colander and wipe out the skillet.
  3. Heat the olive oil in the skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, just until soft, about 5 minutes.
  4. To the onion add the kale, cayenne, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir to combine, and then take off the heat and set aside.
  5. When the potatoes are cooked through, drain them in a colander and use a potato masher or food mill to mash the potatoes. Stir in the butter, milk and kale mixture. Taste and add more salt and pepper as desired. If necessary, reheat over medium-low heat, stirring frequently. Serve hot.

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