4 russet potatoes (2 to 2 1/2 pounds), peeled and cut into chunks
2 tablespoons salt
salt and pepper to taste
4-5 rashers bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
5-6 tablespoons unsalted butter (with more butter for serving)
3 lightly packed cups of chopped kale
3 green onions (including the green onion bits), minced (about 1/2 cup)
1 cup milk or cream
Put the potatoes in a medium pot and cover with cold water by at least an inch. Add 2 tablespoons of salt, and bring to a boil. Boil until the potatoes are fork tender (15 to 20 minutes). Drain in a colander.
Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Add the milk and butter and bring to a simmer.
In the meantime, using a medium skillet over medium heat, render the bacon. Once crispy, remove and set aside but keep the rendered bacon fat in the pan. Add the kale to wilt, adding a bit of salt and pepper, about 3-5 minutes. Add the green onions and saute for an additional minute.
Using a food milt, mash the potatoes into the milk and butter and gently stir. Don’t overstir however, as the potatoes will become gluey. Add in the kale and bacon bits.
Serve immediately with additional butter.