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Colcannon Irish Potatoes Recipe

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"My mother came from Ireland as a teen and brought the comforting recipe with her. I find that it's great way to get my family to eat cooked cabbage...hidden in Grandma's potatoes!" writes Marie Pagel of Lena, Wisconsin.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2-1/2 pounds potatoes (about 6 medium), peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup 2% milk

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 129 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 14mg cholesterol, 290mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

Directions

  1. Place potatoes in a 6-qt. stockpot; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; cook, covered, until potatoes are almost tender, 8-10 minutes.
  2. Add cabbage and onion; cook, covered, until cabbage is tender, 5-7 minutes. Drain; return to pot. Add salt and pepper; mash to desired consistency, gradually adding butter and milk. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Colcannon Irish Potatoes in Light & Tasty February/March 2004, p13


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dublinlab User ID: 1682119 255982
Reviewed Oct. 26, 2016

"Very tasty, the potatoes are still a little wet, it will be great with winter potatoes. Janet VFE"

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habenaroman User ID: 7905288 243745
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"We liked it."

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SpunkeyKY User ID: 2629459 53456
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2011

"Quick, easy, & delicious!! It is a keeper!"

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jeaniene123 User ID: 4739448 51352
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2010

"Bland! Are you kidding? This is a true Irish meal handed down from generations. This is all they had in there day to work with and I'm sure if your hungry enough you would eat it and love it. Maybe this food is not right for you. They didn't have canned chicken broth back in the day in IRELAND..."

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sshangra User ID: 203620 205839
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Instead of water why not use either canned chicken or Beef broth. Add some garlic salt, onion salt, and sprinkle with poultry and celery seasonings. This would make an extra tasty dish."

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sshangra User ID: 203620 134908
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2009

"Instead of water why not use either canned chicken or Beef broth. Add some garlic salt, onion salt, and sprinkle with poultry and celery seasonings.  This would make an extra tasty dish.  "

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keverwann User ID: 1807985 144417
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2009

"These were really bland; we had to add milk and more butter to make them taste like anything."

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