This is a great recipe to use for potlucks and holiday parties! People simply love it!!! It is a great conversation starter – everybody wants to know what’s in it!
This recipe may seem very untraditional and the ingredients quite unusual. You will discover that they make a very good combination. People love it for it is different from anything else and decadent. Try it for your next potluck, holiday party or family gathering. See how it turns out.
Depending on taste you may differ from the ratios. You may omit the pecans if you are cooking for people with nut allergies. If you want the mashed potatoes to be more creamy, add more brie. If you want the recipe to be healthier, then add a bit less brie. If you are adhering to vegan eaters, you may omit the brie completely.
Start with ready mashed potatoes. You can use your old favorite recipe, you can use a store-bought mashed potatoes mix. It is better if your base is simpler. I like pureeing potatoes, and putting just a bit of non-fat milk. My hubby’s mom does it by simply boiling and pureeing the potatoes with chicken stock. It simple but the mashed potatoes turn absolutely delicious. Here are extra recipes for basic mashed potatoes.
Cut the brie into small cubes of 1/2 – 1 inch. As the potatoes are still warm, put the pieces and stir gently. The heat of the potatoes will help the brie melt a bit.
Chop the kale and apple into very tiny pieces.
Heat a skillet. Put the apple and kale to warm up just for 2 minutes. Make sure you don’t overcook. You want the ingredient to get warm not soggy. Stir the kale-apple mixture into the mashed potatoes.
Add the pecans and stir until the mixture is even.
The mashed potato recipe can be a good side dish as well as addition to an appetizer platter.
To serve as an appetizer or for brunch, arrange the potatoes in a platter. Use the extra pecans to decorate the top. Serve with bread, extra apples, crackers, orveggies on the side.