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    Irio (Kenya)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    30 mins

    15 mins

    15 mins

    justcallmetoni's Note:

    Native to Kenya, this mash combines potatoes with watercress, peas and corn. Easy to prepare and delicious.

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    Ingredients:

    Servings:

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    • 6 white potatoes
    • 1 tablespoon watercress, chopped
    • 1 cup cooked peas (either fresh or frozen will work)
    • 1 cup cooked corn (either fresh or frozen will work)
    • 1 -2 tablespoon butter (I use light myself)
    • salt and pepper

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Peel potatoes and slice into thick wedges. Place in large pot of water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are tender but not falling into a mush.
    2. 2
      Pour off the water and begin to mash the potatoes by hand. Add in the watercress, peas and corn and mix everything until well combined.
    3. 3
      Season the mash with butter, salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Serve hot.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on July 31, 2008

      55

      This is a different and delicious potato dish. I used frozen corn and peas. I put them in a colander, then to drain the potatoes I poured them into the colander over the corn and peas. I used light butter as you suggested and this dish came out great - thanks for sharing!

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    Nutritional Facts for Irio (Kenya)

    Serving Size: 1 (190 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 187.2
     
    Calories from Fat 22
    11%
    Total Fat 2.4 g
    3%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 5.0 mg
    1%
    Sodium 345.6 mg
    14%
    Total Carbohydrate 38.4 g
    12%
    Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
    19%
    Sugars 3.6 g
    14%
    Protein 4.9 g
    9%

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