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Great Grandma's Colcannon

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Introduction

This is my great grandma's recipe for colcannon. This can be served as a side dish but would traditionally often be eaten as a main meal. (sorry I have no exact measurements):

This is my great grandma's recipe for colcannon. This can be served as a side dish but would traditionally often be eaten as a main meal. (sorry I have no exact measurements):

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Metric Cups
  • potato (mashed)
  • kale
  • butter
  • double cream (hot milk)
  • potato (mashed)
  • kale
  • butter
  • heavy cream (hot milk)

Method

Great Grandma's Colcannon is a community recipe submitted by KitchenGoddess and has not been tested by Nigella.com so we are not able to answer questions regarding this recipe.

  • Boil potatoes in their skins then mash, I use a moulix but she always used a wooden spoon, add plenty of salt and pepper.
  • Add milk or cream (*I like to use half & half) to the potatoes until desired consistency achieved (usually quite firm but still creamy).
  • Add shredded and cooked kale (cooked until soft in butter and a little water, lid kept on the pan so it almost steams, drained.) and mix well (must use a wooden spoon for this, don't know why but it seems to be the only thing that works for us).
  • Put onto serving plate and make a 'well' in the centre, put a small amount of butter in and allow to run down the sides of the potato.
  • Sprinkle with good quality salt as desired.
  • Boil potatoes in their skins then mash, I use a moulix but she always used a wooden spoon, add plenty of salt and pepper.
  • Add milk or cream (*I like to use half & half) to the potatoes until desired consistency achieved (usually quite firm but still creamy).
  • Add shredded and cooked kale (cooked until soft in butter and a little water, lid kept on the pan so it almost steams, drained.) and mix well (must use a wooden spoon for this, don't know why but it seems to be the only thing that works for us).
  • Put onto serving plate and make a 'well' in the centre, put a small amount of butter in and allow to run down the sides of the potato.
  • Sprinkle with good quality salt as desired.
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    Serving size depends on quantity of ingredients used/available to you.

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