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Colcannon Potatoes Recipe

Colcannon Potatoes Recipe

Every Irish family has its own version or this classic dish. My recipe comes from my father's family in Ireland. It's part of my St. Pat's menu, along with lamb chops, carrots and soda bread. —Marilou Robinson, Portland, Oregon
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:12-16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds cabbage, shredded
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup chopped green onions
  • Salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • Crumbled cooked bacon and minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • 1. In a large saucepan, bring cabbage and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving cooking liquid. Keep cabbage warm.
  • 2. Place cooking liquid and potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough additional water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-17 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.
  • 3. In a small saucepan, bring milk and onions to a boil; remove from the heat. In a large bowl, mash potatoes. Add milk mixture; beat until blended. Beat in the cabbage, salt and pepper. Drizzle with the melted butter, bacon and parsley. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup (calculated without salt and bacon) equals 149 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 4 g protein.

Reviews for Colcannon Potatoes

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"I loved this recipe. Very tasty."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

"I served this with corned beef instead of boiled cabbage and potatoes. It was delicious!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015 Edited Mar. 18, 2015

"Good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2015

"Hi Olive! I've made this recipe before and find it can be reheated easily in the microwave. You may have to add more milk and/or butter, as whipped potatoes seem to dry out very quickly. But they will be delicious just the same. I also like to reheat and keep this dish warm in a crock pot. You can keep them warm beautifully for up to a couple of hours. Works great. Enjoy! This is a lovely recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2015

"I have MS & prepare foods in stages. Can I prepare the day before St. Pat's & warm in the oven next day?"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2014

"Just made these for supper tonight. Cut the recipe in half, since there's just the 3 of us. But it was SOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD! I'm sure the leftovers won't be in the frig long! Thanks! Hoping to make these for a family dinner some time, but till then, the 1/2 recipe will be fine for us!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2014

"Very good Recipe! Make sure your cabbage is shredded fine and drained really good or the potatoes are a bit runny. After a day of sitting in the fridge and reheated, they were perfect."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

"These were good. I served them on st paddy's day with leg of lamb and soda bread."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"I made these for a potluck and kept them warm in the crockpot. Bacon on top makes the dish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"This is a fantastic recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2013

"I tried this recipe for St Patty's day and the whole family enjoyed it! I followed it to the letter but when I make it again, I would add more seasonings."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

"Love love Love it!....and not just for St. Patty's Day! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"Great way to sneak cabbage into the diet - really tasty. I left out green onions (simply didn't have it on hand) and added some cream cheese - super tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 18, 2013

"At first I was a bit hesitant, but gave it try and it was a great dish to accompany my corn beef. Thanks so much, the whole family enjoyed it."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"This was SO good! We are going to add this to our favorite side dishes year round, not just for St. Patrick's Day. I omitted the bacon and substituted dried parsley for fresh. So yummy and a great way to get my kids to eat cabbage!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Great way to sneak cabbage into the diet - really tasty. I left out green onions (simply didn't have it on hand) and added some cream cheese - super tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"Great way to sneak cabbage into the diet - really tasty. I left out green onions (simply didn't have it on hand) and added some cream cheese - super tasty!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2012

"Excellent authentic recipe. Everyone liked it. Be sure to drain the cabbage very well to prevent the recipe from becoming to watery."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2012

"When I told our friend from Ireland I was making Colcannon Potatoes he said he wasn't crazy over them because they were so bland. Was he ever surprised at how tasty your recipe was and I do plan to make it again. Great side dish!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"This is so good. Even the people who don't like cabbage really enjoyed this. It was even better leftover."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

"Used a bag of coleslaw mix, cooked in boiling salted water about 3 min.-then drained & sprayed w/ cold water. Mixed w/ the seasoned mashed potatoes--served w/ pork loin---some good dinner!!!!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

"Really great taste, we're vegetarians, so just left off the bacon. It will be a new favorite recipe."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"Used red onion, as I ate the scallions!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"I was making Corned beef and Cabbage when I got online and saw this recipe and because I had extra cabbage i wasn't sure what to do with decided to make this dish and am I glad I did! It was delicious and easy to make. I am planning already to make this for the next potluck I go to at my church St. Patrick's in my hometown!!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

"msgroundhog, my family is Belgium too and has made this for generations. We call it jut. It really is good!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"I'm one quarter Irish and I love potato dishes of all sorts! :)"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"This is also Austrian, which is called Kurch. It's made with a rue, using bacon fat or oil and flour, browned and thinned with cabbage water. Potatoes are boiled in plain water. This is usually served with roast pork. Very delicious."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"Delicious"

MY REVIEW
CD2
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"Total comfort food!!! We really enjoyed this & will make it again!!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"it was awful and my husband said to toss the leftovers. waste of a good head of cabbage and potatoes."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"I have made this recipe for years not realizing it was Irish. My grandmother used to make it and she was from Belgium. My family loves the potatoes and cabbage."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 20, 2011

"We love this too. The cabbage mashes up with the potatoes quite well, and add so much more nuturition to regular old mashed potatoes. Honestly, I thought this would be gross, but I was wrong! With the bacon topping this is super healthy loaded potatoes. We tried it on St. Patty's day, but will use it all year long. Thanks!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Excellent"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Next time I would use less milk."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed May. 29, 2010

"I love potatos and cabbage. I agree with another review it needs more butter and salt but thats a personal preferrence. Very good recipe"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2010

"I served it without tasting cause I was in a hurry, it could of used a little more salt and butter. It was a great recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 24, 2009

"I had this dish two years ago when I was in Ireland so when I saw this recipe I had to try it. It is a really great side dish."

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