St. Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, but you still have time to whip up a festive side dish with this Green Mashed Potatoes recipe. Making these literally takes 30 minutes or less from start to finish, and the result is a pretty delicious and fun side dish that will complement with virtually any dinner. Hope you enjoy this easy, tasty side that will likely be on your menu rotation long after St. Patty’s has passed!
Green Mashed Potatoes
2 pounds russet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1.5-inch pieces
5 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 coarsely chopped scallions
3/4 cup heavy cream
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Combine the potatoes and garlic in a saucepan. Add enough cold water to the saucepan to measure 1 inch. Bring to a boil over high heat; reduce the heat to medium. Cook, covered, for 20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender but not mushy.
Heat the butter in a saucepan until melted. In a separate saucepan, heat heavy cream. Combine the melted butter with 3 coarsely chopped scallions in a food processor. Process until pureed and stir into the hot heavy cream. Cook until reduced by 1/4, stirring occasionally. Drain the potato mixture. Spoon into a bowl. Add the hot cream mixture gradually and mash until blended. Season with kosher salt and pepper. Serve immediately or place the covered bowl over a saucepan of simmering water water to keep warm.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!