Potato Colcannon Recipe

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Recipes.net Team April 7, 2020
Homemade Colcannon / Irish Mashed Potatoes St Patrick day food, selective focus
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Potato Colcannon is a traditional Irish and Scottish side dish. It is predominantly made of potatoes, butter, milk, and kale. In this recipe, we add a little extra. For example, the bacon and green onions that we use add an extra layer of interesting flavors to it. Think of it as an Irish or Scottish take on potato salad and mashed potatoes. All in one glorious side dish! For this potato Colcannon recipe, we only need the finest potatoes.

Make sure that your potatoes are in good quality by checking if there are molds. Get your money’s worth by purchasing the biggest and starchiest potatoes on display. We guarantee the success of this dish through the quality of the potatoes used.

Serve this potato Colcannon recipe as an appetizer or even when you have guests over. We recommend kicking it up a notch by adding pepper or herbs like rosemary into your Potato Colcannon. For more potato recipes, you must try our Cheesy Quinoa Stuffed Sweet Potatoes.

How To Make Potato Colcannon

Fill yourself up with this bowl of gold! These buttery and creamy potatoes go great with any meat you choose.

  • 4 large potatoes
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • 2 cups kale (chopped)
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 10 strips cooked bacon (crumbled)
  • 2 green onions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • pepper
  1. In a medium pot, add the potatoes and fill to cover with water.
  2. Add salt and bring the water to boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the water, leaving the potatoes in the pot. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the kale.
  4. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often, or until wilted. In a separate saucepan, simmer the milk and green onions for about 5 minutes.
  5. Season it with salt and pepper, remove from heat and stir in with the kale. Cover the saucepan.
  6. Peel the potatoes, move to a large bowl and add the kale milk mix and bacon. Combine well and season with salt and pepper if needed.
  7. Serve warm with a tablespoon of butter on top of each bowl.

How To Make Potato Colcannon

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Fill yourself up with this bowl of gold! These buttery and creamy potatoes go great with any meat you choose.

Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 50 mins
Total: 1 hr 5 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 2 lbs potatoes, peeled & roughly chopped
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cups kale or green cabbage , chopped
  • cup milk
  • 1 cup bacon bits
  • 2 green onions , chopped or ¼ cup finely minced spring onions
  • Salt & ground white pepper , to taste

To serve:

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter, cubed & chilled

Instructions

  1. In a medium pot, add the potatoes and fill to cover with water.
  2. Add salt and bring the water to boil and then reduce heat to simmer for 40 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.
  3. Drain the water, & mash the potatoes while warm. Set aside
  4. In a medium skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and add the kale.
  5. Sauté for 5 minutes, stirring often, or until wilted.
  6. Add onion & milk. Bring this to a simmer
  7. Pour in hot milk, bacon bits, & kale mixture into the mashed potatoes. Mix to combine
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Adjust as necessary
  9. Serve warm with a tablespoon of butter on top. Best to consume this while the butter is slowly melting
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Nutrition

  • Calcium: 193mg
  • Calories: 677kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 62g
  • Cholesterol: 57mg
  • Fat: 37g
  • Fiber: 11g
  • Iron: 3mg
  • Potassium: 1275mg
  • Protein: 27g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Sodium: 1094mg
  • Sugar: 4g
  • Vitamin A: 4093IU
  • Vitamin C: 87mg
Nutrition Disclaimer
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Commonly Asked Questions

What do you eat Potato Colcannon with?

Potato Colcannon complements any meat dish that you decide to serve. We personally prefer it with a well-cook steak or a juicy piece of grilled chicken. Try your hand at it if you’ve grown bored of regular mashed potatoes.

How long can I store Potato Colcannon?

Potato Colcannon can be stored inside the refrigerator for 2 to 3 days. Just make sure to put it in an airtight container. Just heat it up in the microwave before you eat it again the next day.

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Conclusion

The bacon that we included in this recipe lends a smoky, meaty flavor to the traditional Potato Colcannon. Making it the perfect dish to complement a piece of grilled chicken or steak. Use it as a tasty alternative to mashed potatoes.

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