IRISH COLCANNON

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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.  You might also like our recipe for Irish whiskey apple cake.

Irish colcannon is delicious and goes with any meal.

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.

Irish Colcannon

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish Colcannon
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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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4 Comments

  1. I made this for my son in law’s birthday on Sunday. I think I messed up by now adding the bacon and extra green onions. I thought I could sneak some cabbage into my picky eater grandson this way, but it didn’t work.

  2. Char Harris says:

    OMG! The hubby is so excited. Never heard of this.
    Thank you!

  3. 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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