Smashed Potatoes, Cabbage, Crème Fraîche and Chives

Preparation info

  • Serves

    4–6

    as a side
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

Autumn and Winter Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

Autumn and Winter Cooking with a Veg Box (Riverford Companions)

By Guy Watson

Published 2015

  • About

A versatile and indulgent dish of potatoes and greens, which you could serve with sausages, chops or steak, or just some grilled or pan-fried Portobello mushrooms for a quick mid-week dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 kg potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 50 g butter
  • 1 tbsp

Method

Put the potatoes in a pan of cold, salted water. Bring up to the boil and cook until tender, about 8–12 minutes, depending on size. Once cooked, drain, leave in the colander for a couple of minutes to let the excess heat evaporate, then tip them back in the pan. Mash them coarsely, leaving them a little chunky.

While the potatoes are cooking, melt the butter with the oil in a large fryi