Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I found this recipe in 'Garlic & Sapphires' by Ruth Reichl. I tried it & loved it. I hope I remember it's soo easy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring a pot of water & salt to a boil. Add potato. Boil until very soft, about 20 minutes.
  2. Add watercres. When the water comes back to a boil, cook 1 minute.
  3. Drain & press down to get all the liquid out. puree in a food processor, add butter, puree again. Season to taste.


Most Helpful

My DD and I just loved this! It was super easy to make a delicious creamy comfort food. I used my blender to puree the mixture of ingredients. Made for Veg "N Swap #19 tag. Thanks for posting!

AcadiaTwo February 08, 2010

Gosh - we loved this. Almost like creamed spinach/comfort food, but with the different taste of watercress. I didn/t want to add all that butter, so I added some chicken base to the water when I cooked the potato, and used way less salt. I did use 2 T butter. The recipe didn't say how much water to use, so I used about 1 inch over the potatoes, figuring the watercress would cook down quite a bit, and I was right - this worked well. This was so easy that I will probably make it again, and maybe use the method for other veggies as well. Thanks, Elmotoo, for posting.

Dorie's Lori January 27, 2007

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