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This traditional Irish dish, is comfort food at it’s best; simple, delicious and nutritious. It has a long tradition as a celebration food but can be eaten at any dinner. It is usually served with boiled bacon, but swapping this for poached eggs means you still get the protein but with lower fat content.
- 1lb 6oz/675g potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 4oz/100g curly kale, chopped (or spring cabbage if kale not available)
- 1/2 cup scallions/spring onions, roughly chopped
- 1/4 cup scallions/spring onions, finely chopped
- 1 stick/100g butter
- salt and pepper
1. Simmer the potatoes in lightly salted water until cooked you should be able to pierce them with a knife and remove it with ease.
2. Blanch the curly kale in boiling water for one minute. Drain and keep to one side.
3. Chop half of the spring onions roughly and the other half finely. Add the roughly chopped scallions/spring onions to the drained kale and pulse in a blender for 10 seconds.
4. Drain the potatoes and add the butter. When the butter has melted, mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Add the kale mixture and mix.
5. Poach an egg in boiling water for a few minutes so still runny inside.
6. Finally, add the finely chopped scallions/spring onions and seasoning, then top with the poach egg.
Nutritional Information (per serving)
173 calories; 7.2 g fat; 21 g carbohydrates; 0 g added sugars; 4 g protein; 3 g fiber; 84 mg sodium and 476 mg potassium.
FYI: Nutrition Bonus - Vitamin C (68% daily value).
Posted by: Souper S.