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Creamy Spinach Potato Mash

by Adina 05/10/2019 8 comments

Spinach Potato Mash

Spinach mashed potatoes – a perfect side dish for fish, chicken or just a poached egg.

 

SPINACH MASHED POTATOES

An extra recipe this week. I was actually done with the spinach series, but this Spinach Potato Mash recipe is so good, I could not keep it only for us.

 

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I’ve only made this spinach potato mash because I had some leftover baby spinach from making the Spinach Feta Pie – Börek from yesterday and I didn’t feel like making only salad with it. So I thought about this mash.

I had seen the recipe in a Romanian magazine, but could not remember in which one. But it wasn’t difficult to make it spontaneously and without a recipe, I mean at the end of the day we are talking about mashed potatoes here.

I don’t think anybody really needs another recipe for mashed potatoes, we all make mashed potatoes and everyone has its own way with it.

But I find that mixing the potatoes with the spinach is worth mentioning, I had never tried that before and I was so impressed by the result.

 

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Not to mention this is great way to get your children to eat spinach without complaining one bit. Mine are really more into spinach now after we had so much spinach dishes lately, but still they found that combining potatoes with spinach was a particularly good idea.

If it wasn’t for that darn fish!!! 🙂

Yes, fish is another issue in our house… my husband and I love it dearly, but both Bruno and Perla don’t. Perla used to as a toddler, but as soon she was old enough to understand that Bruno doesn’t like fish, she stopped eating it as well. Same with mushrooms, broccoli, cauliflower… and so on.

 

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HOW TO MAKE SPINACH POTATO MASH?

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes. Cook in salted water.
  2. Five minutes before they are done add the spinach and continue cooking until the potatoes are soft and the spinach wilted and cooked. Drain well.
  3. Mash the potatoes and the spinach adding the hot milk and the butter.
  4. Add more milk if necessary to get your preferred consistency.
  5. Adjust the taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper.

Fish recipe as a bonus:

Although this post should only be about the spinach mashed potatoes, I feel I have to write the recipe for making the fish as well. Not only because the spinach potato mash recipe is so short and easy, but also because this fried fish was so perfect with the spinach mashed potatoes.

The way of cooking the fish is super simple:

  1. Melt the butter in a cast iron pan.
  2. Sprinkle the fish filets with salt and pepper and drag them through the flour.
  3. Pat the fish to remove the excess flour and fry in the hot pan for about 2 minutes per side.

 

WHAT ELSE TO SERVE WITH SPINACH POTATO MASH?

Basic Skillet Chicken Breast

Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Roasted Whole Chicken

Skillet Pork Chops

Pork in Tomato Sauce

 

 

PIN IT FOR LATER!

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Creamy Spinach Potato Mash

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Mashed potatoes with spinach – a perfect side dish for fish, chicken or just a poached egg.

Ingredients

  • Spinach potato mash:
  • 600 g/ 1.3 lbs potatoes
  • 150 g/ 5.3 oz baby spinach
  • 100 ml/ 3.4 fl.oz/ scant ½ cup hot milk (or more if necessary)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • some nutmeg
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • Fish:
  • 4 filets redfish or other fish of choice (for instance pollack, pangasius), about 125 – 150 g/ 4.4 – 5.3 oz each
  • 1-2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • fine sea salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • lemon to serve

Instructions

Spinach potato mash:

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes. Cook in salted water.
  2. Five minutes before they are done add the spinach and continue cooking until the potatoes are soft and the spinach wilted and cooked. Drain well.
  3. Mash the potatoes and the spinach adding the hot milk and the butter.
  4. Add more milk if necessary to get your preferred consistency.
  5. Adjust the taste with nutmeg, salt and pepper.



Fish:

  1. Melt the butter in a cast iron pan.
  2. Sprinkle the fish filets with salt and pepper and drag them through the flour.
  3. Pat the fish to remove the excess flour and fry in the hot pan for about 2 minutes per side.
  4. Serve the fish immediately with lemon, spinach potato mash and salad or other vegetables of choice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 509 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 10g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 120mg Sodium: 466mg Carbohydrates: 38g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 2g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 40g
Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

 

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8 comments

[email protected] the chicken coop 30/04/2017 - 14:36

This looks like great comfort food. Perfect for eating on a cold rainy weekend for lunch. It just may warm me up!

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[email protected]'s Recipes 30/04/2017 - 16:05

Healthy comforting food! The fish fillets are perfectly pan seared, Adina.

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Monica 01/05/2017 - 15:15

What a fantastic dish…unusual yet totally makes sense and sounds delicious. I love incorporating more fish into our diet and I’m always reminding myself. The pop of green looks so good against the fish.

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Balvinder 02/05/2017 - 16:02

This is a really healthy rendition of mashed potatoes. I can just eat this by itself with a nice piece of bread.

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Laura Dembowski 04/05/2017 - 18:05

Always awesome to find ways to incorporate more leafy greens into your diet! That fish looks so flaky and delicious!

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Sissi 06/05/2017 - 18:05

Such a clever idea! I would never think about it, but I love it!

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Marsha 31/07/2017 - 15:25

Made these last week, was SO proud of the turn out. They were DELICIOUS. Thank you… your site is now in my top 3 favorites!

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Adina 31/07/2017 - 17:20

Thank you, Marsha, that is so nice of you to say! Makes me proud as well! 🙂

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