Colcannon – traditional Irish mashed potato with kale or cabbage.
Colcannon is an old fashioned Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and kale or savoy cabbage with addition of milk, butter and scallions or chives. It is traditionally served with boiled ham or bacon. Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish.
Colcannon recipe is from the bubble ‘n’ squeak family and traditionally it is served on St. Patrick’s Day and Halloween, but can be equally enjoyed throughout the year because it is so quick and easy to make and healthy at the same time.
If you are looking for a new way to add cruciferous vegetables to your diet – give Colcannon a try and you won’t be disappointed!
- 2 cups kale or savoy cabbage, boiled and chopped
- 2 cups potato cubes, peeled and boiled
- 2 spring onions or chives
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 Tbsp butter
- salt and ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 tsp chopped parsley
Boil milk with spring onions. Add to potatoes together with butter. Mash finely.
Add chopped kale and beat well until fluffy.
Sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve.