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Video:Irish Colcannon

with Elaine Lemm

Cooking doesn't get easier than this. Irish colcannon is a hearty, filling dish and so quick to make, utilizing the Irish gift of making simple food into something special. See how to whip up this colcannon dish at home.See Transcript

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Transcript:Irish Colcannon

Irish Colcannon Ingredients

You will need:
  • 1lb 6oz potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 4oz curly kale, chopped
  • 1/2 cup scallions or spring onions, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions or spring onions, finely chopped
  • 1 stick butter
  • salt and pepper

Cook the Colcannon Potatoes

First boil the potatoes in salted water. While the potatoes are boiling I've got another pan with boiling water in it and I am going to blanch my curly kale for 60 seconds. Just drop the kale into the boiling water and after 60 seconds, drain.

Prepare the Curly Kale

So, with the curly kale, I'm now going to put it into the food processor, add to that the roughly chopped scallions and blitz for about 10 seconds.

Mix the Irish Colcannon

Put that into a bowl, like so. Now I need to check to see if the potatoes are cooked. Yes, nice and soft so these can now be drained. Add the butter to the hot potatoes, give it a stir, get the butter to coat the potatoes and then, mash. Give them a good mash to make them soft and creamy. Once the butter is mashed into the potatoes give it a good stir to make sure all the butter is melted and then I'm going to add the kale and scallion mixture back into the potatoes.

A good stir again. It's looking delicious, lovely green kale and I can smell the onions. Once that's all mixed together we need our finely chopped scallions and season with a little salt and a good twist of black pepper. Mix all of that together.

There we have it a delicious Irish colcannon. Thanks for watching. To learn more, visit us at About.com.
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