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Colcannon

Colcannon

A traditional Irish dish eaten at Halloween. Remember to put a covered coin in the dish as a little surprise for the kids to find! 
 
Ingredients
 
  • 4 red potatoes (2 pounds), peeled and cut into large chunks
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 5 tablespoons butter (unsalted preferably) and extra for serving
  • ¾ teaspoons salt
  • 1 small chopped onion
  • 4 cups green cabbage or kale (or any other leafy green such as chard)
  • 3 green onions (including the green onion greens), minced (about 1/2 cup)
 
Method
 
  • Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Add a pinch of salt. Boil until the potatoes are tender (15 to 20 minutes). Drain.
  • Meanwhile, melt the butter in the pot. Add the onions and cook until soft, then add the greens. Cook until wilted (approx 3 – 4 mins). 
  • Pour in the milk. And mix well, and add the potatoes. Reduce the heat to medium. Use a fork or potato masher and mash the potatoes, mixing them up with the greens. 
  • Add salt to taste and serve hot, with a knob of butter in the center.