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Irish Colcannon is a traditional dish of Ireland made with mashed potatoes, cabbage or kale with milk, butter, salt and pepper.  If you like cabbage and potatoes, you will love this Irish colcannon.  Make it for St. Patrick’s Day to celebrate.  Colcannon goes well with ham and would even be good for Easter or just anytime you want something a little different to serve your family and guests.


6 to 8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
1 cup chopped green onions
4 cups chopped cabbage or kale (could use a combination of both)
1 stick butter or 8 tablespoons or 1/2 cup
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 cup evaporated milk (could use regular but the evaporated is richer)
Combine cubed potatoes, chopped cabbage and green onions in a large pot on top of the stove.  Cover with water, bring to a low boil and cook 15 to 20 minutes until potatoes are done.  Remove from stove and drain.  Add the butter, salt, pepper and milk.  Mash until like mashed potatoes.  I just use a hand potato masher.  Spoon into a casserole dish and serve. Can sprinkle on some green onion tops. Makes 8 – 10 servings.  Enjoy!
Note:  You could add bacon, chives, a little garlic powder or even nutmeg to this dish. This Irish colcannon can be reheated in the oven or microwave.
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  1. Colcannon also a great base for your favorite Irish Stew or beef stew!! I sometimes toss some cubed turnip in with the potatoes just for a little variety.

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