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Recipe: Traditional Kale Colcannon

With St. Patrick’s Day approaching, and heavy grey skies looming outside, it’s a perfect time to warm yourself up with some comforting Irish colcannon.

An inexpensive side dish, colcannon gets it name from the Irish cál ceannann (“white headed cabbage”) and combines mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. While it pairs really well with sausages and stew, I’d happily eat a bowl or two of it by itself!

Our President Jen has tried, tested, and heartily approves of local author Sharon Hanna’s Kale Colcannon recipe from The Book of Kale, which the author describes as her idea of “sex in a pan!” Why not pick up the ingredients fresh at this Saturday’s market and give it a try?

You can get a copy of The Book of Kale here, at New West’s Black Bond Books, or at Chapters.