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Garlicky Mashed Potatoes with Baby Spinach or Chaya

This is an old favourite. In Mexico we sometimes substitute chaya for the spinach. Chaya is a very versatile item which can also be used as a substitute in your lasagna, I also add it to stir fries! As a breakfast drink you can use it mixed with pineapple drink and some yogurt to make a great smoothie too…

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes with Baby Spinach

What you need

  • 4 c. peeled and diced white potatoes (2 lb.)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 c. whipping cream
  • 1/4 c. butter cubed
  • 1 head roasted garlic
  • 2 c. baby spinach leaves washed or CHAYA (Mexican version)
  • 1/4 tsp.pepper

Make it

Cook potatoes in salted water about 20 minutes. Drain. Return to pan over low heat. Stir with a fork to slightly
mash. Add cream, butter, garlic and baby spinach leaves or chaya (more or less). Mix well. Add salt and pepper. Serve
immediately or refrigerate. If refrigerated, reheat with main meal.

Notes

Roasted Garlic
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cut garlic head crosswise. Drizzle with olive oil, salt and pepper. Wrap in foil. Roast

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About reg45

Canadian guy living part time in Progreso, Yucatan. Currently posting in my recipe blog - www.buenprovecho.me

Posted on February 18, 2013, in KISS - Keep It Simple Stupid, Side Dishes and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. How long do you roast your garlic heads for?

    • 400 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes…put them in foil wrapped pouches in a cupcake tin and make a batch while you are at it….

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