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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 Jones Dairy Farm Dry-Aged 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: 149 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 50mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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wild_violet1964@yahoo.com User ID: 2044675 245925
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2016

"I'm from Idaho and thought I had done and seen every thing you could do with a potato. Then I found this in Taste of Home 2003. Unbelievably delicious! I was so impressed I make it every year for St.Patty's day. If you like potatoes and cabbage you are going to love this, it's a keeper!"

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Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 245339
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2016

"I was looking for a recipe with cabbage in it and I saw this. I have to admit, I was afraid I wouldn't like them, but they were really tasty."

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spring16 User ID: 6916158 242606
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"I loved this recipe. Very tasty."

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DawnLockhart User ID: 3466471 236260
Reviewed Nov. 3, 2015

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

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annrms User ID: 2649709 222756
Reviewed Mar. 14, 2015 Edited Mar. 18, 2015

"Good!"

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pammyfisher User ID: 7472822 222370
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."

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olivesg User ID: 2503806 222105
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?"

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BobbysChicagoBAbe@hotmail.com User ID: 1665956 158923
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!"

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bblatt01 User ID: 212914 135884
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."

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Corwin44 User ID: 7541400 135868
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2014

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

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JCV4 User ID: 628113 154282
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

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

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bgoike User ID: 3819640 64347
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2014

"This is a fantastic recipe"

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MrsHanna User ID: 5477667 133190
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."

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kawfytawk User ID: 524372 155096
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2013

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

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millieanne User ID: 3525056 64346
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!"

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pat_c User ID: 7182709 71174
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."

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akklinda User ID: 7182249 132954
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!"

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millieanne User ID: 3525056 155095
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!"

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millieanne User ID: 3525056 70349
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!"

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Illiniphil User ID: 5786480 155087
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."

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CarolKinelski User ID: 3140348 154281
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!"

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deannasnz User ID: 6542477 70347
Reviewed Mar. 19, 2012

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

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MEMOMCH User ID: 3403535 70238
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!!!!!!"

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hershaw User ID: 5202910 70237
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2012

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

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456jhw User ID: 5421365 64334
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

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

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angelclaire User ID: 3333554 207311
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!!!"

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GHullar User ID: 6429487 70234
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2012

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

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RecipefanSLR User ID: 6081020 82364
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

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

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Omafriedaken User ID: 6306801 150107
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."

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seekere User ID: 5180847 60658
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

"Delicious"

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CD2 User ID: 5653653 207310
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

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

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amweikert User ID: 4302939 70231
Reviewed Mar. 15, 2012

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

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msgroundhog User ID: 6009050 207309
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."

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Sugarbearchef User ID: 4480824 133189
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!"

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MPrinke User ID: 3263208 154280
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Excellent"

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conwaycom2 User ID: 1574718 65998
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2011

"Next time I would use less milk."

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Daddycooks User ID: 4391224 158921
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"

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lauralichy User ID: 4978292 158920
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!"

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mikelssword@msn.com User ID: 2350474 154277
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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