Colcannon

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 50 mins

Easy

Serves 4
This traditional Irish side dish adds a dollop of comfort to any meal, perfect for cold rainy nights

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition:

  • kcal445
  • fat25g
  • saturates14g
  • carbs52g
  • sugars10g
  • fibre7g
  • protein7g
  • salt0.31g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg floury potatoes, chopped into chunks
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  • 2 carrots, chopped into small chunks
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  • 100ml double cream
  • 50g butter
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  • 2 turnips, chopped into small chunks
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  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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  • 100g cabbage, shredded
    Cabbage

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Method

  1. Boil the potatoes for 20 mins, adding carrots for the last 5 mins. Drain, spoon out the carrots, then mash the potatoes with cream and butter. Fry the carrots, turnips and garlic in oil for 10 mins; add the cabbage for the final 2 mins. Mix with the mash in an ovenproof dish and season. Can be made up to 1 day ahead.

  2. To serve, grill for 5-10 mins or, if made ahead, bake at 200C/180C fan/gas 6 for 20 mins.

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