Colcannon

Colcannon

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that is essentially mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage, I prefer kale. This is one of my favorite ways to eat mashed potatoes! Plus it’s a great way to sneak extra veggies into my kids 🙂 If you looking for something more Irish for your St. Patrick’s Day feast, this is the perfect potato dish to go with cabbage and corned beef 🙂 It makes my tummy happy thinking about those 3 together 🙂

Colcannon

3-4 lbs Potatoes, peeled and chopped
2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
1 bunch Kale, chopped
1/2 cup (1 stick) Butter, plus more for serving
1/2 cup Milk
2-3 green onions, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste (I typically only buy unsalted butter, if using salted butter it might not need any)

Place peeled and chopped potatoes and garlic into a large pot and cover with water, bring to boil over high heat. Boil until fork tender, add kale and continue to boil 5-7 more minutes. Careful drain water and return potatoes and kale to pot with the butter. Carefully and gently mash with a potato masher (over mashing makes them gummy and bleh, this tends to happen when you use a mixer, do I do not recommend that!). When butter is melted and mashed in add milk and green onions, mix until incorporated. Season as desired with salt and pepper. Serve with an indent in the top with a big dollop of butter.