My Recipe for Colcannon, Irish Comfort Food at its Very Best
Recipe type: Side
Cuisine: Irish
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Serves: 6-8 servings
Colcannon - Traditional Irish mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage and green onions. Simple, Sinful. To die for.
  • 8 potatoes
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 6 scallions
  • 1.5 cups boiled green cabbage or curly kale
  • 2 tbs butter
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • Pepper and Salt to taste
  1. Peel the potatoes and steep in cold water for 1 hour. Cover the potatoes with cold salted water and boil until tender. Drain well and dry off by laying a folded cloth on top and returning the pot to a gentle heat for a few minutes. Now mash the potatoes.
  2. Add the boiling milk and scalded, chopped scallions and beat until fluffy. Toss the cooked cabbage, finely chopped, gently in the melted butter. Add the potatoes, together with the parsley, and fold well. Season generously with pepper and taste for salt.
TIP! To mellow the scent of boiling cabbage, which can be a bit potent for most people, simply peel a small onion and add it to the boiling water with the cabbage. The onion sweetens the odor of the wilting greens and renders it far less offensive.
Recipe by Uncle Jerry's Kitchen at