Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins


Ingredients Nutrition

  • 566.99 g kale, washed with stems removed (can also use cabbage)
  • 14.79 ml olive oil
  • 473.18 ml water
  • 566.99 g potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
  • water
  • 236.59 ml leek, cleaned chopped (white part only)
  • 236.59 ml milk
  • 0.25 ml mace, ground
  • salt and pepper
  • 118.29 ml butter, melted
  • parsley (optional)


  1. In a large pot, simmer the kale along with olive oil and 2 cups water for 10 minutes.
  2. Drain kale and cool a bit before chopping it finely. Set aside and cover to keep it warm.
  3. In a small pot, bring potatoes and water to a boil and simmer until tender.
  4. In another small pot, simmer leeks in milk for 10 minutes; turn off heat and cover to keep warm.
  5. Drain the potatoes and puree them into the large pot.
  6. Add leeks with the milk, and cooked kale.
  7. Beat with a spoon or whisk until fluffy.
  8. Season with mace, salt and pepper.
  9. Top with melted butter; garnish with parsley if desired.
  10. Yields 6 servings.


Most Helpful

We both really enjoyed this recipe as part of our Irish leg of our Voyage around the British Isles. Very traditional and very tasty. Excellent recipe and very authentic!

MarieRynr September 08, 2009

Very tasty dish! We used almond milk instead of regular milk and it came out just great! We also added Earth Balance buttery spread before serving, but not very much (and we didn't melt it). Thanks for posting!

Dominick & Amanda June 28, 2009

This is my favourite sidedish that uses kale. I leave out the melted butter, though, as I don't think it's needed. It can be a little bit stressful because of juggling the different pots and pans but it's well worth it.

Heather Sullivan May 12, 2005

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