Recipe shared by Diane Whitten, Cornell Cooperative Extension
Colcannon is a traditional Irish side dish that is versatile and delicious. In Irish history, Colcannon was traditionally made on the first day of spring using cabbage. It was also made at Halloween using kale instead of cabbage.
Serving size: 1/8 of recipe
*Ingredients currently available at the farmers’ market
3 pounds russet potatoes*
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 small onion, diced*
2 cloves garlic, minced*
3 cups shredded cabbage (or kale)*
Salt and pepper to taste
¼ cup butter, divided*
1/3 cup low fat milk*
1. Peel and dice potatoes. Place in a large pot and cover with water by one inch. Bring to a boil, covered, over high heat.
2. Remove cover, reduce heat to medium and allow potatoes to cook for 12-15 minutes, until tender when pierced by fork.
3. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened, about 3 minutes.
4. Add cabbage, season with salt and pepper and cook until soft, about 5 minutes.
5. Drain potatoes and return to pot. Season with salt and pepper. Add two tablespoons of the butter and milk. Mash.
6. Fold in the cabbage mixture. Top with remaining butter.
Nutrition information: 199 calories per serving; 7.8 grams fat, 4.0 grams saturated fat, 16 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 29.8 grams carbohydrate, 4.9 grams fiber, 3.7 grams sugar, 3.7 grams protein