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How To Make a Traditional Irish Colcannon

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An ever-popular Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale (or young cabbage) and onion, to make a winter warmer. Traditionally this was served in Ireland at Halloween.
What you'll need: 
1 1/2 lb potatoes
1 lb kale or young cabbage
1 medium onion
1 medium sized carrot cut into chunks
½ pint water
1 tbls vegetable oil
1 tblsp chopped parsley
salt and pepper
1 cup milk and 2 oz butter
Simmer kale (or cabbage) in the water and oil for 10 mins. Drain thoroughly and chop finely.
Boil potatoes and carrot in the same pot until tender. Drain and mash together.
Put the milk and onion in a saucepan and cook lightly (the onion should still have a little bite).
Add the onion and milk, together with the chopped kale to the potato/carrot mash. Season with salt and pepper and mix well together.
Transfer to a warmed serving dish. Make a well in the centre and pour in the melted butter. Garnish with chopped parsley.
This recipe comes from an Irish source and recommends the Colcannon be served with sausages or bacon. Some recipes say to cook the onion in butter, or add the butter to the mash before mixing the ingredients together.


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