Traditional Irish Colcannon
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This is a good hearty side for your St Patrick's Day meal. I love kale and mashed potatoes, so to mix the two together is a really great combination of flavors. The Test Kitchen
How to Make Traditional Irish Colcannon
- Peel the potatoes and cut into sixths. Place in a large pot of generously salted water and bring to a boil. Simmer until the potatoes are tender, then drain. Return the potatoes to the pot off the heat, cover with a clean tea towel and allow to sit for 5 minutes (this helps to dry out the potatoes, resulting in a fluffier mash).
- While the potatoes cook, remove the tough center ribs of the kale and finely chop the leaves. Melt 2 Tbsp. of the butter in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add in the chopped kale and cook for about 10 minutes until softened. Remove from the heat and set aside.
- Place the milk and remaining 4 Tbsp. butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat, or in a glass measuring cup in the microwave, until the butter has melted. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher, then pour in the hot milk mixture and beat with an electric mixer until fluffy and light.
- Stir in the cooked kale and some salt and pepper. Transfer the colcannon to a serving bowl, make a small well in the top and add in a pat of butter.