Cuisine : Irish
Calories : 170
Type : Vegetarian
Serving Size : 6
Course : Appetizer
Preparation Time : 35  Min

No Ingredient Quantity Measure Type
1 floury potatoes 675 Gms
2 curly kale 100 Gms
3 Scallion 1/2 Cup
4 Butter 115 Gms
5 Salt and pepper 0 As required

Recipe Details
Colcannon was traditionally used for predicting marriage on halloween Charms were hidden in the Colcannon and any unmarried girl who found one would place socks with spoonfuls of Colcannon and the charms on their front door handle. The first man to enter the house was their intended.

Cooking Instructions
  • Simmer the potatoes in lightly salted water until cooked - when pierced with a sharp knife the potato is soft in the middle.
  • Blanch the curly kale in boiling water for one minute. Drain and reserve.
  • Chop half of the spring onions roughly and the other half finely. Add the roughly chopped scallions/spring onions to the drained kale and pulse in a blender for 10 seconds.
  • Drain the potatoes and add the butter. When the butter has melted, mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Add the kale mixture and mix.
  • Finally, add the finely chopped scallions/spring onions and season to taste.


Garnishing Instructions
Sprinkle with parsley.

Serving Instructions
serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center.

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