How to make Colcannon

Recipe given to me by my grandad from outside Tubbercurry, Co Sligo

Mia McHugh

Mia McHugh

What you need

  • 6 large new Irish potatoes, peeled and boiled
  • 6 Spring onions / scallions
  • ¼ pint of milk or cream
  • 2 oz butter
  • 1 tbsp of chopped parsley
  • Salt and pepper


Mash the potatoes finely and then chop the spring onions and add the milk with salt and pepper. Bring to the boil, toss in half of the butter, fold the mashed potatoes and boiling milk. Beat well until light and fluffy. Serve with the chopped parsley and remaining butter.

Original Writing

This page was added on 13/02/2018.

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  • This looks and sounds delicious! Potatoes are my favourite food.

    By Pat (23/03/2018)

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