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Playing Colcannon Mashed Potatoes

Stuart O'Keeffe's take on the Irish mashed potato and cabbage dish, from "The Quick Six Fix."


  • 2 pounds Russet potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
  • Salt
  • 7 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more butter for serving
  • 3 lightly packed cups chopped kale or cabbage
  • 3 green onions, minced (plus some for garnish)
  • 1 cup milk, cream or half-and-half


Serves: 4 to 6


Put the potatoes in a medium pot, cover with salted water. bring to a boil for about 20-25 minutes. Drain in a colander.

Return the pot to the stove and set over medium-high heat. Melt the butter, add the greens and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the green onions and cook 1 minute more. Pour in the milk, cream or half-and-half, and mix well.

Pass the potatoes through a ricer and add to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium and mash potatoes with a fork or potato masher.

Add more butter for garnish and sprinkle with any leftover green onions.

Excerpt from The Quick Six Fix by Stuart O'Keeffe. Copyright © 2017 by Stuart O'Keeffe. Used with permission by William Morrow Cookbooks. All rights reserved.