Chef John's Colcannon

Chef John's Colcannon

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Chef John 20202

"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."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 310 kcal
  • 15%
  • Fat:
  • 15.6 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 39.6g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 5.7 g
  • 11%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  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.

Footnotes

  • Chef's Note:
  • You can substitute kale with other leafy greens such as Swiss chard or cabbage.
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While many of us have enjoyed Chef John's recipes, I must admit that this recipe will not be repeated in my kitchen. Pureeing the kale, leek and scallions left me totally unimpressed with the ov...

I gave this four stars because I changed a few things but the results were great. First, I did not blend the greens. Instead, I chopped the kale and leek to pretty small pieces before boiling....

I tried this as it was healthier Colcannon recipe than I usually make. It also looked pretty with the green kale. However, despite sauteeing the kale and leeks I thought the kale was tough. I p...