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Colcannon in an oval dish

Turnip colcannon

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

  • Freezable
  • Vegetarian
Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal445
fat25g
saturates14g
carbs52g
sugars10g
fibre7g
protein7g
low insalt0.31g
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Ingredients

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

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 2

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

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2010

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