colcannon Irish potatoes and cabbage
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5 from 1 vote

Colcannon - Irish potatoes and cabbage

Colcannon is a classic, comforting Irish side that is easy to make and goes with so many mains.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Keyword: Irish side dish, mashed potatoes, potatoes and cabbage
Servings: 3 approx
Calories: 164kcal
Author: Caroline's Cooking

Ingredients

  • 12 oz potatoes 340g
  • 4 oz cabbage 115g
  • 1/2 leek
  • 2 tbsp butter 25g, or more as needed
  • 1/4 cup milk 60ml, or more as needed

Instructions

  • Peel and dice the potatoes then set to boil in a pot of boiling water, lightly salted. Simmer until tender to a knifepoint then drain.
  • Meanwhile, shred the cabbage and slice the leek in half rings. Warm half of the butter in a small skillet over a medium heat then add the leek. Cook a minute then add the cabbage and cook, stirring, until it wilts.
  • Add the remaining butter, milk and some salt and pepper to the potatoes and mash. Add some more milk and butter as needed if your potatoes are still a bit dry or if you want them creamier.
  • Mix the mashed potatoes in with the cabbage, mix through and serve. 

Notes

Note, if you want to make this with leftovers, you can still saute the leek and cabbage in a skillet, just do so for less time. For the potatoes, I'd suggest re-heating in the microwave and mash, if not already mashed, with milk and butter as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 97mg | Potassium: 586mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 11.1% | Vitamin C: 34.6% | Calcium: 8.1% | Iron: 23.1%