1lb 6oz potatoes, peeled and quartered
4oz curly kale, chopped
1/2 cup scallions or spring onions, roughly chopped
1/4 cup scallions or spring onions, finely chopped
1 stick butter
salt and pepper
Cook the Colcannon Potatoes:
First boil the potatoes in salted water. While the potatoes are boiling I've got another pan with boiling water in it and I am going to blanch my curly kale for 60 seconds. Just drop the kale into the boiling water and after 60 seconds, drain.
Prepare the Curly Kale:
So, with the curly kale, I'm now going to put it into the food processor, add to that the roughly chopped scallions and blitz for about 10 seconds.
Mix the Irish Colcannon:
Put that into a bowl, like so. Now I need to check to see if the potatoes are cooked. Yes, nice and soft so these can now be drained. Add the butter to the hot potatoes, give it a stir, get the butter to coat the potatoes and then, mash. Give them a good mash to make them soft and creamy. Once the butter is mashed into the potatoes give it a good stir to make sure all the butter is melted and then I'm going to add the kale and scallion mixture back into the potatoes.