Irish Colcannon

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Irish Colcannon
Serves 6
This Irish potato recipe is pretty much mashed potatoes with an accent of kale and onions, but it’s VERY Irish. It’s called Colcannon.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 ½ Lbs. Idaho/Russet Potatoes, Peeled and Quartered
  2. 2 Cups Baby Kale, Chopped Coarsely
  3. 1/2 Cup Green Onions, Chopped
  4. ¼ Cup Green Onions, Minced
  5. 1 Stick Salted Butter
  6. To Taste Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Black Pepper
Instructions
  1. Blanch kale in simmering water for 1 minute, and then drain and place in a blender with the ½ cup of chopped green onions. Pulse ONLY, leaving mixture only partially pureed.
  2. Simmer the potatoes in water until tender, drain, season with salt and pepper, and then mash with the salted butter and the kale mixture.
  3. Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with the remaining ¼ cup green onions.
Notes
  1. Cabbage can be substituted for kale, and the green part of knob onions can be substituted for the green onions.
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