Colcannon


Colcannon
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish, made by mixing creamy mashed potatoes (or purée) with cabbage, chives and spring onions.

There are many different versions and ways to adapt this classic recipe. My version here serves it with baked sausages.
12,0004.7/5 for 10 ratings
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Last modified on: April 23th 2017

For 4 people, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationCookingStart to finish
25 min.43 min.1 hour 8 min.
Keeping: A few days in the fridge, covered with plastic film.
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Stage 1 - 20 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #1
Prepare 500 g green cabbage (green really is best for this).

Drain thoroughly and leave to wait on absorbant paper.

Stage 2 - 40 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #2
Wrap the sausages in aluminium foil and cook in the oven at 360°F (180°C) for about 40 minutes.

Stage 3 - 3 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #3
Rinse, peel and chop 100 g spring onion (scallion).

Stage 4 - 3 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #4
Melt 50 g butter in a frying pan on medium heat. Add the cabbage and onion.

Salt, pepper and cook gently for 2 or 3 minutes.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
Colcannon : Photo of step #5
Reheat 700 g potato purée in a saucepan on low heat, then add the cabbage and onion mixture.

Finish by adding the chopped chives, then check the seasoning.

Stage 6
Colcannon : Photo of step #6
Serve on hot plates, with a bed of colcannon and the sausages sliced on top.

Remarks

As you can see, I have added sausages here (smoked), but my friend Frances from Dublin tells me that in Ireland they don't normally serve meat with colcannon, except for maybe a bit of bacon.

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
2,604 Kcal or 10,902 Kj51 gr121 gr216 gr
130 %19 %11 %33 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
163 Kcal or 682 Kj3 gr8 gr14 gr
8 %1 %1 %2 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
651 Kcal or 2,726 Kj13 gr30 gr54 gr
33 %5 %3 %8 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

More recipes?

This recipe uses (among others)
Potato puréePotato purée: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Two-stage beef chuck , Fried rillettes, Aligot, Potato and two ham gratin, Oxtail Parmentier, ... All
Green cabbageGreen cabbage: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Stuffed cabbage leaves, Smooth mixed vegetable soup, Cabbage julienne with ham, Veal Chop With Assortment of Vegetables, Sautéed Pork with Peanuts, ... All
SausageSausage: You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Duo of slow-cooked pork, Stuffed mushrooms au gratin, Sausages with baked beans, French style, Roscoff loaf, ... All
Spring onion (scallion)Spring onion (scallion): You can check-out other recipes which use it, like for example: Green avocado salad, Gravlax, Thai-style Chicken with Cashew Nuts, Mixed salad, Beetroot salad with cashew nuts, ... All

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