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Kenyan Irio (Mashed Potatoes, Peas and Corn)

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Kenyan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author International Cuisine


  • Green peas -- 2 cups
  • Potatoes peeled and cut into chunks -- 1 1/2 pounds
  • Water -- to cover
  • Salt -- 2 teaspoons
  • Corn fresh or frozen -- 2 cups
  • Butter to taste
  • Slat and pepper to taste


  • Place the potatoes in a large saucepan and add water to cover. Stir in the salt and place over medium flame.
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer add in the peas and cook until potatoes are tender. Drain, reserving the liquid.
  • Simmer the corn with a little salted water in a separate saucepan for a few minutes while the potatoes and peas are cooking.
  • Mash the potatoes and peas together with a potato masher to form a pale green puree.
  • Stir in the corn with a little of the reserved liquid and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Add a pat of butter to taste.
  • Serve hot.