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Colcannon Recipe - Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage

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Colcannon

Colcannon

Diana Rattray
This delicious potato dish is a combination of mashed potatoes, cooked cabbage, and optional green onions. This is a great dish for St. Patrick's day, or enjoy it as a side dish to ham, roast beef, corned beef, or sausages. It's easy to prepare and wonderful any time of the year.

These potatoes can also be made with cooked kale, and they're also wonderful with sauteed leeks instead of the green onions.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into small chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 to 5 cups thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions, optional
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3/4 to 1 cup milk
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Preparation:

Put the potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water; add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until tender, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, steam or boil the cabbage in lightly salted water until tender. Drain and set aside.

Mash the potatoes with the butter and 3/4 cup of milk. Add more milk, as needed. Stir in the green onions, if using, and drained cabbage. Taste and add salt and pepper, to taste.

Serves 6.

See Also

St. Patrick's Day Recipes

 

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
GREAT, even with instant potatoes!!, Member Elinorgray

I made this a few minutes after I read it, since I already had all the ingredients other than potatoes..used a good quality instant potatoes and added extra butter and a little sprinke of garlic powder!! I cooked the cabbage with a lttle kielbasa, then strained the cabbage and used the cabbage water from the potatoes along with a little milk to make the potatoes..served the kielbasa on the side with a little sweet-sour sauce!! Will be making this simple yet delicous side again, and often! I won't substitute the annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner we serve at River House in Daytona, but would be a GREAT WAY to serve the leftovers!! Thanks so very much for a quick and delicious recipe!! (Cleo loved it, too!!)

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