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Colcannon, Recipe rewind because some things are too good to miss!

Recipe rewind, because in the beginning there is a blogger who has no readers. She still posts great food in hopes that the readers will can also view it here in the archives  Saturday March 21, 2009.

Right now on the stove is a pan with diced kale, sliced potatoes and some water; the kale is simmering and the potatoes steaming. I am making colcannon. Our local paper ran an article about a hearty dish that could be eaten by vegetarians on St Patrick's day, and still be festive. I thought the article missed the boat, because festive starts from within; for vegetarians and meat eaters alike. However the recipe for the potato and kale dish looked good, and I wanted to try it.

I am a bit lazier than the cook who wrote the article, I am not using 2 separate pans to cook the vegetables. I put the kale in the bottom to simmer and the potatoes on top to steam.

Oh and St Patrick's day is long gone, so we are having a roasted chicken to go with this dish.

adapted from:
The Columbian Newspaper, Vancouver, WA

1 bunch of kale, diced small
4 - 6 potatoes peeled and sliced
1 c water

2 T butter
1/2 t garlic salt
1/2 t fresh grated nutmeg
1 t leaf thyme, crushed
2 green onions sliced thin
2/3-3/4 c milk
salt and pepper to taste

Place kale in bottom of the pan, add sliced potatoes and water. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook 20 minutes. Remove pan lid and boil away any excess water (may not be necessary). Add butter and seasonings, start with the smaller amount of milk and mash the mixture. Add more milk if needed. Taste and adjust salt and pepper.

Serves 4-6

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this post is shared with:
full plate thursday @ miz helen's
hearth and soul @ premeditated leftovers
gallery of favorites @ premeditated leftovers


  1. I love colcannon! Never saw it made with kale before. Unique and delicious! Happy St. Pat's day!

  2. That looks delicious and like something I would make any day of the week. In fact, I think I will.

  3. Hi Melynda,
    I don't think I have ever had Colcannon, but it sure looks good. I would love to try it. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Happy St. Patrick's Day!
    Miz Helen

  4. Thanks for sharing this recipe rewind! It is perfect for St. Patrick's Day celebrations! I love that your recipe uses kale, which I have in my garden, making this an extra frugal dish.

  5. Delicious, need to try kale as well as this dish. Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  6. I've had colcannon with cabbage but never with kale. It sounds like a delicious and nutritious twist!


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