Colcannon in our A-Z - Cooking Index
Colcannon is an Irish dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale. It is often found in the west of Scotland too. Modern recipes usually add salt and pepper and butter or milk (or both) to the mixture, which gives the recipe more flavor and also makes it more creamy.
Traditionally served at Halloween, colcannon was eaten by peasants throughout Ireland during the less prosperous years of Ireland's history.
Onions, leeks, spring onions/scallions and other members of the allium family are often added to colcannon to provide additional flavor. Parsley is a popular addition too on restaurant menus.