Irish Colcannon

Granny's Recipe

Emma and Thomas Geraghty


  • 3 lbs Potatoes
  • 2 Minced Shallots
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Scallions
  • 4 Cups Chopped Green Kale, cabbage or other leafy greens
  • 4 Ozs Butter
  • 3/4 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Teaspoon White Pepper
  • 1 cup milk or cream


Peel potatoes, cut into large chunks, cover with cold water, add 2 teaspoons salt and boil until potatoes are fork tender – 15 to 20 minutes.  Drain and mash with milk or cream.

While potatoes are cooking prepare greens and cook with melted butter for 3 or 4 minutes, add the shallots and scallions and cook for further minute.

Mix greens into mashed potatoes, flavour to taste.  Serve hot with knob of butter in the centre.


This page was added on 13/04/2018.

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