Traditional colcannon with kale

    This is one of my favourite things to do to spuds. I don't know about the rest of Ireland but my family traditionally eat this around Easter and Halloween. This is my grandmothers recipe so I've tried to make it as user friendly as possible (ie, removed all the "good handful" etc.)


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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg potatoes, cubed
    • 10 to 15 dark green kale leaves, stems removed
    • 50g butter
    • 1 onion, chopped

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Boil potatoes in water until soft, about 20 minutes.
    2. Chop kale into 1cm pieces. Boil in a separate pot in water for 20 minutes. Don't do it in the same pot as potatoes as the kale doesn't cook properly when mixed.
    3. Drain potatoes an mash with the butter until you get a lumpy mash.
    4. Drain kale and add with the raw onion to the potatoes and mix well. Or, lightly fry the onion in a little butter before adding.


    You can add cheese or bacon if you like. You can also hide a penny wrapped in grease proof paper in it if it is a special occasion (like Easter) - whoever finds it will be rich.

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