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Irio (Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Corn)

a simple Kenyan side dish consisting of corn mixed in with a potato and pea mash.
Irio (Mashed Potatoes and Peas with Corn)

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Servings: 4 side dish servings
Total Time: 30 minutes
Recipe by: Frankie


1 pound russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1 inch pieces
1 cup peas (fresh or frozen)
1 cup corn (fresh or frozen)
1 TBSP unsalted butter
salt & pepper


1. Add the potatoes, peas, and 1/4 tsp salt to a large saucepan and cover with water. Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 15 minutes.

2. Drain the potatoes and peas reserving about 1 cup of the cooking water.

3. Put the drained potatoes and peas in a large bowl and mash well with a potato masher.

4. Stir in the corn then a little of the reserved water until you reach the desired consistency.

5. Stir in the butter and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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