Mashed-Potato Cakes with Onions and Kale

Mashed-Potato Cakes with Onions and KaleRecipe
Photo: Randy Mayor


4 servings (serving size: 2 patties)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 246
Caloriesfromfat 26 %
Fat 7 g
Satfat 2.4 g
Monofat 3.4 g
Polyfat 0.6 g
Protein 5.1 g
Carbohydrate 43.2 g
Fiber 5.1 g
Cholesterol 8 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Sodium 495 mg
Calcium 87 mg


12 cups water
1 bunch kale, trimmed (about 4 ounces)
2 2/3 cups (1-inch) cubed Yukon gold or red potato (about 1 pound)
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter or stick margarine
3 cups diced onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh sage
1/4 cup sliced green onions
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cooking spray
Sage sprigs (optional)


Bring water to a boil in a Dutch oven; add kale. Cover and cook over medium heat 5 minutes or until tender. Remove kale with a slotted spoon, reserving cooking liquid. Chop kale and set aside.

Add potato to reserved cooking liquid in pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes or until tender. Drain; partially mash potatoes. Stir in kale and 1/4 teaspoon salt.

Preheat oven to 400°.

Heat oil and butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, diced onion, and chopped sage. Cook 13 minutes or until browned. Combine potato mixture, onion mixture, green onions, and pepper. Remove from heat; cool slightly. Divide potato mixture into 8 equal portions, shaping each into a 1/2-inch-thick patty. Place patties on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Bake at 400° for 20 minutes.

Preheat broiler.

Broil patties for 5 minutes or until browned. Garnish with sage sprigs, if desired.