An Irish potato dish, pronounced, cul-CANnon – often used with leftover potatoes and cabbage – and just in time for St. Patrick’s Day! Traditionally served with boiled ham – but goes great with just about anything!
Here’s what you need:
- 3 large russet potatoes (Not a thin skinned variety)
- 4 oz of Irish bacon (a cured pork that has little to no fat)
- 1 cup chopped kale or cabbage (I used kale)
- 4 Tablespoons of Irish Butter (different from American, but American can be substituted)
- 1/8 cup of half and half
Here’s how you do it:
- Cut the potatoes into quarters and boil until tender.
- While potatoes are cooking, cook the bacon until crisp; cool and chop into very small pieces
- Sautee the kale in the same pan you cooked the bacon. When soft and tender, return the bacon to the pan, cover and remove from heat
- Drain potatoes. Make sure they are completely drained – wet potatoes don’t get fluffy!
- Remove skins by pinching the peel and pulling them off the potato.
- Using a potato masher or larger fork (not a food processor or blender), mash the potatoes with 2 tablespoons of the butter and the half and half.
- Stir the bacon and kale mixture into the potatoes. Place into a large bowl. Put a well in the center and place the last two tablespoons of butter in the well.
- Warm the potatoes in the oven until the butter is melted
Serve hot – serves 4-6
I have become a big kale fan in recent years, so I would definitely make this with kale instead of cabbage. So warm and hearty!
Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays. I hope you’ll be back next week.
And you can adjust how much kale to your own liking! I’m a kale fan too – love kale chips. Hey, maybe I’ll have to post that recipe!
Thanks for stopping by!
Thank you so much for showing how to make this delicious looking dish. I’m going to try and make it. I love Kerrygold butter!
Hmmmm…delicious! Wish I could try this :) Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board
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Helen, I love Colcannon, and I haven’t made it in *years*! Thanks so much for reminding me and sharing your delicious version with kale and that beautiful butter melted in the center!
Thanks Jean – And thanks for stopping by!