A great recipe for St.Patrick’s Day but a delicious side dish for anytime you are craving comfort food! Cabbage can be substituted for the kale in this recipe too.
- 1 1/2 pounds Yukon Gold or Russet Potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 pinch Kosher Salt
- 4 ounces Curly Kale leaves (about 6 ½ ounces with stem) (or leafy cabbage)
- ½ cup Scallions trimmed, white and lower green of stalk rough chopped
- 6 Tablespoons The Spicy Olive’s Butter Infused olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Garnish with scallion slices (about ¼ cup needed for whole recipe)
Fill a large pot of water with enough room to cover the potatoes by 1 inch (with plenty of room for the potatoes). Bring to a boil.
Add a large pinch of salt to the boiling water.
Place potatoes in boiling water until done (about 20 minutes; poke a fork in them to ensure they are no longer hard and are cooked through). Drain and return to cooking pot.
Preparing the Kale (blanching)
While potatoes are boiling, bring a second pot of water to boil for blanching the kale and fill a large mixing bowl of ice and water.
Place the kale leaves into the boiling water for two minutes, stirring occasionally to ensure they all become submerged.
Remove from boiling water, and place immediately into ice water bath. Allow them to remain there for two minutes then place them in the bowl of a food processor.
Add the rough chopped scallions to the bowl of the food processor. Pulse for 10-15 seconds until kale and onions form a finely diced mixture.
Making the Colcannon
Add the butter olive oil to the potatoes.
Mash the potatoes with a masher or potato ricer making sure all the butter olive oil is absorbed.
Add the diced kale and scallion;stir to fully combine.
Serve hot garnished with scallion slices, drizzle additional butter olive oil on top.