Chef John's Colcannon

"Colcannon is probably my favorite St. Patrick's Day recipe. It combines the lovely, spring-is-finally-here-greenness of kale and leeks with the always alluring comfort of buttery mashed potatoes."

Chef John's Colcannon Chef John's Colcannon
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  • Serves
    6
  • Prep
    15 m
  • Cook
    20 m
  • Ready In
    35 m
  • Difficulty
  • Nutritions

Method

  • 1
    Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain and transfer potatoes to a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons butter and lightly mash the potatoes.
  • 2
    Boil kale and leeks in a large pot of water until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Drain and transfer kale and leeks to a blender. Add white parts of the green onions and 2 more tablespoons butter; blend until smooth, scraping down sides as needed, 1 to 3 minutes.
  • 3
    Stir pureed kale mixture into the bowl of potatoes and continue to mash. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Add cream and stir until desired texture. Top with 2 tablespoons butter and green parts of the green onions.

Ingredients

  • 3 large russet potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • 4 ounces kale, trimmed and chopped
  • 1 leek, light parts only, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped, white and green parts separated
  • 2 tablespoons butter at room temperature
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter, for serving
  • 1/4 cup green onions to garnish
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