Kristin D


This was a HUGE staple in my family growing up. It's actually a dish traditionally served during Halloween. The cook will put lucky charms or coins into the mixture--these are said to bring the recipients good luck or fortune.

My dad's version uses scallions and leeks, but you may use cabbage or kale if you prefer.


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10 Min
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  • 4
    large potatoes, cut into chunks
  • 4 Tbsp
    salted butter, plus 2 tbsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 2-3
  • 6
    scallions, finely chopped
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make Colcannon


  1. Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Drain well and mash with a potato masher until smooth and velvety. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add 4 Tbsp butter and cream together. Stir well. The mashed potatoes should be creamy. Keep them warm.
  2. Cut leeks into chunks. Cook in small skillet, add remaining 2 Tbsp butter and cook until just done.
    Pour leeks and cooking butter into potatoes and mix well. Mix in scallions. Mix well again.
    Season well with salt and pepper.
  3. Serve along side beef roast or pot roast or even some lamb.

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About Colcannon

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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