Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
Colcannon, from Gaelic meaning "white-headed cabbage" is a traditional Irish dish made ​​from potatoes, cabbage or kale, leek or scallion and cream.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Irish, Vegetarian
Servings: 6 people
Author: Mike Benayoun
  • 1 lb kale
  • 1 lb potatoes
  • 2 leeks , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Pinch mace (optional)
  1. Dice the potatoes and boil in a saucepan until tender, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  2. Coarsely chop the kale and boil in lightly salted water for about 10 minutes.
  3. Bring the heavy cream to a boil in a saucepan. Add leeks and cook over low heat until tender, about 10 minutes.
  4. Drain the potatoes and place in a large bowl. Add salt and pepper. Add mace (optional). Beat with a hand mixer until fluffy.
  5. Put the potatoes back to the saucepan over low heat. Add cream and leeks. Stir in kale and beat with the hand mixer.
  6. Remove from heat and serve in individual bowls. Make a well in the center of each bowl. Fill each well with melted butter.