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Creamy Kale and Mashed Potatoes Delight


About the Dish:

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that combines creamy mashed potatoes with tender cabbage or kale. It is a comforting and hearty side dish that is often served with corned beef or other meat dishes. The potatoes are boiled until fork-tender, then mashed with butter and milk to create a smooth and creamy base. The cabbage or kale is cooked until tender and then mixed into the mashed potatoes, adding a delicious earthy flavor and vibrant green color. Colcannon is a simple yet satisfying dish that is perfect for St. Patrick’s Day or any time you’re craving some Irish comfort food.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 8g
Saturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 430mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g


Ingredient Quantity
Potatoes 2 pounds
Cabbage or Kale 1 small head
Butter 1/2 cup
Milk 1/2 cup
Salt To taste
Pepper To taste

Cooking Instructions:

  • Step 1: Peel the potatoes and cut them into chunks. Place them in a large pot and cover with cold water. Add salt to the water and bring it to a boil over high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer the potatoes until they are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 2: While the potatoes are cooking, chop the cabbage or kale into small pieces. In a separate pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the cabbage or kale and cook until it is wilted and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Step 3: Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the cooked cabbage or kale, butter, milk, salt, and pepper to the pot with the potatoes. Use a potato masher or fork to mash everything together until smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasoning as needed.
  • Step 4: Serve the colcannon hot as a side dish with your favorite meat or enjoy it as a main course with a salad or bread. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

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