Colcannon - Traditional Irish Dish

Ann Hatzimangas


This was one of my favourite dishes growing up and still is. It's difficult to get nice, really green cabbage here, there's always plenty of the whiter cabbage which we use in cabbage/carrot salad and stuffed cabbage leaves. So I use the white cabbage,but prefer leafy green cabbage any day!!!

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25 Min
20 Min
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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
This was a simple traditional Irish dish to prepare. The tender shredded cabbage mixed with the creamy mashed potatoes was perfect. The scallions barely cook and add a lot of flavor to this dish. I really enjoyed this dish and the "knob' of butter on top!


potatoes, large
4 c
shredded cabbage
2 oz
1/2 c
scallions (green onion, chopped)
2/3 c
warm milk
1 pinch
ground black pepper
1 Tbsp
chopped parsley for garnish

How to Make Colcannon - Traditional Irish Dish


  • 1Peel and cut potatoes and boil until tender, about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, wash and shred the cabbage and cook it in boiling water for about 10 minutes until tender. Drain and mash the potatoes, drain the cabbage.
  • 2Melt the butter in a large pan, add the cabbage and stir in chopped green onion. Cook for about 1 minute.
  • 3Combine the cabbage mixture with the mashed potato, add enough warm milk to make it creamy. Season with pepper. Serve it garnished with a little chopped parsley. I always add a knob of butter too and let it melt over the top!!!

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About Colcannon - Traditional Irish Dish

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish
Recipe For: The Best Cabbage
Hashtags: #cabbage, #green-onion