KALE AND MASHED POTATOES

3 lbs. potatoes, boiled in salted water until tender
sea salt
4 T. extra virgin olive oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 bunch kale, large stems stripped and discarded; leaves chopped
1/2 cup warm milk or cream
freshly ground black pepper
5 scallions, white and tender green parts, chopped
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)

Heat 2 T. olive oil in skillet.  Add garlic, chopped kale, pinch of salt and saute just until tender, about 1 minute.  Set

aside.

Mash potatoes.  Slowly stir in milk until texture is as desired.  Season with salt and pepper.  Dump the kale on top of

the mashed potatoes and give a quick stir.  Transfer to serving bowl.  Make a well in the center of the potatoes and

pour the remaining olive oil in.

(Adapted from www.101cookbooks.com)