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Kailkenny / Colcannon (Potatoes with cabbage)

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Kailkenny / Colcannon (Potatoes with cabbage)

Side Serves 4 30 min
The name varies depending where you come from! You could use spring greens or kale instead of cabbage. If you're short on time, leave out the baking part.


  • 500g potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 50g butter
  • 75ml milk
  • 500g cabbage, inner core removed, leaves shredded
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 25 min
  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 180°C/Gas 4.
  • Step 2

    Cook the potatoes in a pan of salted boiling water and cook until tender. Drain, mash with the butter and milk, seasoning with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3

    While the potatoes are cooking, steam or boil the cabbage until just tender. Drain, refresh in cold water, then drain again. Mix with the mash and transfer to a greased baking dish. Bake for about 20-25 minutes.