Leprechaun Potatoes~ Traditional Irish Colcannon
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Irish
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Serves: 6
Leprechaun Potatoes or Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish mainly consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. It is also the name of a song about the dish. This is the perfect addition to your St. Patty's day meal and if you have children it's an excellent way to sneak in some kale into their diets ;)
  • 2 Lbs Potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 Stick of Butter (more for serving if you want)
  • 1 Bunch of Kale, washed, stems removed and roughly chopped (about 4 cups)
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • ½ Cup Milk
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  1. To get started on the Leprechaun Potatoes you need to wash and peel the potatoes then cut them into ½ inch pieces. Place the potatoes into a pot and fill it with enough water to cover the potatoes; cook on medium heat until the water boils and the potatoes are fork tender.
  2. Once the potatoes are tender; drain the water and set the potatoes aside.
  3. The next step in making Leprechaun Potatoes is to wash the kale and remove the woody stem in the middle of each stalk. Next chop the kale into ½ -1 inch thick strips.
  4. In a large skillet add ½ stick of the butter, garlic and heat over medium heat; then add the kale to the pan cooking until tender.
  5. Once the kale is tender add the cooked potatoes and milk; then using a potato masher mash the potatoes and kale together. I like my Leprechaun Potatoes a little lumpy. If you want smoother potatoes you can always use an electric mixer. Salt and pepper the Leprechaun Potatoes to taste and top with additional butter if desired. May the luck of the Irish be with you and your families!
Recipe by Sassy Southern Yankee at https://sassysouthernyankee.com/2016/03/leprechaun-potatoes-traditional-irish-colcannon/