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I'm cooking green stuff

Well, green and white. Mashed potatoes with peas look sort of cool, but don't have a "wow" flavor.

I'm thinking that the peas should be mixed with something flavorful before being swirled into the mashed potatoes.


What would you add?


Inspire me, and I might try your suggestion.



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Feb. 10th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
I wish I had a recipe for it - my friend's mom used to make this amazing stuff she called "spinacha". It had spinach and possibly cream, butter, cheese and potatoes, I think. It was awesome stuff. It was just a side but man, it was good. </p>

Hmmmm - I wonder if it's a traditional Slovenian dish?

Feb. 10th, 2012 04:33 am (UTC)
This may be close? Hungarian style spinach
Feb. 10th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
That didn't post right...</p>

this is better...

Feb. 11th, 2012 09:51 pm (UTC)
Hmm... that looks pretty good! I'll have to give that a try sometime.
Feb. 10th, 2012 06:00 am (UTC)
Peas and potatoes are the main ingredients in Indian samosas, which are very flavorful, even if you left off the traditional crust. Cumin and other curry-type spices.

For a different green with potatoes, I like chard. Or mustard greens or spinich. Especially with bacon in it. And cheddar on top. Then baked till the top is crispy. (I'd put cumin in that too, but I put cumin in everything.)

There's a wonderful Irish dish I've forgotten the name of.
Feb. 11th, 2012 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hee... on FB, a friend also recommended bacon. :-)
Feb. 12th, 2012 04:40 am (UTC)
Bacon bits would work (bacon goes with everything).

Other things to consider might be fresh mint (peas go well with mint, as do potatoes), or a cheese like Parmesan.
Feb. 10th, 2012 04:44 pm (UTC)
When I've had peas in my mashed I like to have the peas barely cooked. To be fair when I eat green peas I just pour some boiling water over them to thaw them and warm them up a bit.

You could also try adding in some roasted garlic. http://craftzine.com/101/roasting_garlic/
Feb. 11th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
I did cook garlic with the peas, but it wasn't enough. This recipe calls for running the cooked peas through a food mill, so it's a mush of peas threaded through the mashed potatoes.
Feb. 10th, 2012 05:13 pm (UTC)
potatoes and peas
Like somebody mentioned potatoes and peas are main ingredients in Samosas. They can also be used to make something called aloo tikki. These are small patties slow cooked on a skillet.Usually you eat them with tamarind sauce and mint sauce.
Feb. 11th, 2012 09:55 pm (UTC)
Re: potatoes and peas
Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the suggestion.
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