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Lucky Irish Leek Colcannon


About the Dish:

Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale. It is often served on Halloween as part of a feast or as a side dish with boiled ham or sausages. The creamy potatoes combined with the hearty greens create a comforting and delicious dish that is perfect for any time of the year.

Nutrition Information:

Nutrient Amount
Total Fat 5g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 400mg
Total Carbohydrates 35g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g


Ingredient Quantity
Potatoes 4 large
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 and chop the potatoes into chunks. Place them in a large pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Step 2: Meanwhile, 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 wilted and tender, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Step 3: Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the cooked cabbage or kale, butter, milk, salt, and pepper. Mash everything together until well combined and smooth. Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
  • Step 4: Serve the colcannon hot as a side dish with boiled ham or sausages. It can also be eaten on its own as a hearty and comforting meal.

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