Irish Cocannon

colcannon

2 pounds potatoes, peeled and quartered
1 pound, about 4 cups, of Kale. Washed, stemmed, and chopped.
1 C half and half or light cream
1 large bunch of green onions, chopped fine
5 T butter, melted
1 t salt
pepper to taste

In a large pan, cook the potatoes in boiling water until tender. Drain thoroughly.
While potatoes are cooking, cook the kale in a separate pan of boiling wter until very tender. Drain thoroughly.
In a small saucepan, simmer the green onions in the cream just until tender.
Mah the potatoes well. Add cream and onions. Mix in kale, salt and pepper. Mound potatoes in a large bowl. Using a spoon, make a well in the top of the potatoes,. Pour the melted butter into the well. Serve hot.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.

I got this recipe out of a newspaper & tucked it into a cookbook. It’s dated 5.05.08, and I’m sure I never made it. But tonight, I had the ingredients ready and you can make the recipe this way, also.
I had on hand already cooked potatoes, so I peeled and mashed those. I, also, had a small amount of steamed cauliflower left from another recipe, so I mashed that into the potatoes, too.

I had a small amount of kale already cooked from earlier this week. I’d cooked it by tossing it in olive oil and garlice, then steaming it until it was tender. I chopped that up and tossed it into the potatoes.
I didn’t have green onions so I finely chopped regular onions and cooked them in a mix of some heavy whipping cream that I had, mixed with some soy milk. I mixed that into the potatoes as per the recipe. When all were mixed together, I poured melted butter on top.

The quantities were less than the original recipe, and I think you can play around with that. Mine made enough for 2 hearty servings.
The result was quite delicious. Even my husband, who wont go near kale, enjoyed the flavor of this dish.
I hope you try it, then let me know how you like it.

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About mim4mail

If I'd have known I'd be using this as my recipe blog, I'd have chosen a different name. Oh well. Bon Apetit! Artist, Wife, and Mother to 2 grown offspring, reader, learner, traveler, letter writer, member of IUOMA, The Letter Writers Alliance, and The League of Space Pirates, and other leagues, alliances, and associations.
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2 Responses to Irish Cocannon

  1. dharmadada says:

    Sounds very “lecker” as we say in German – it means, of course TASTY!

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