Colcannon is a classic Irish side dish that couples mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale. We use low-fat milk instead of the more traditional cream-and-butter combination for a lighter, but no less delicious, profile. Serve this healthy side with lamb, salmon or roast chicken any time of year--there's no need to save it just for St. Patrick's Day. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March 1998

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Tie thyme sprigs with twine or in a cheesecloth bag. Combine milk, garlic and thyme in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently until garlic is soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard thyme.

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  • Transfer the milk mixture to a blender and puree until smooth. Return to the pan and stir in scallions. Cover and set aside.

  • Bring 1 inch salted water to a boil in a large pot. Add cabbage, cover and cook until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well.

  • Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher or hand-held electric mixer. Gradually add the milk mixture to the potatoes, stirring until smooth. Stir in cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a warmed bowl and garnish with parsley.

Tips

To make ahead: The potatoes can be prepared up to 1 hour ahead and kept warm, covered, over a larger pan of barely simmering water.

Nutrition Facts

98 calories; 0.5 g total fat; 0.3 g saturated fat; 2 mg cholesterol; 80 mg sodium. 538 mg potassium; 20.9 g carbohydrates; 3 g fiber; 5 g sugar; 4.2 g protein; 392 IU vitamin a iu; 41 mg vitamin c; 39 mcg folate; 103 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 16 mg magnesium;

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03/02/2015
Not Colcannon Colcannon does not contain any of the following ingredients sprigs fresh thyme garlic cloves Scallions or cabbage oh & you are completely missing the butter! So here you go! potatoes mashed Kale steamed & chopped do not use cabbage onion chopped & fried butter warm milk salt pepper to taste Pros: There are none Cons: Too many to list! Read More