I’m not a fan of cooked kale by itself. I normally have to hide it in something like I do with my chili. A few weeks ago my mum made colcannon and we all loved it so I asked for the recipe as we have an abundance of kale to eat. This is my version of her version of colcannon. As I have said before we aren’t very good at following recipes exactly! 🙂
I start the potatoes for the mash at the beginning.
In an oven safe skillet I pour olive oil to cover the bottom.
I then chop up celery, onion, and garlic to saute in the olive oil. The celery in our garden seems to be more leaf than stem this year but the flavour is still really good.
Saute for a few minutes. In the meantime, boil some water to make 2 cups of broth. I use the veg broth that we have. Pour into the skillet and simmer. Add a bit of mustard, we used stone ground mustard to taste. Add the kale.
Simmer until the kale cooks down.
For the mash I add salt and pepper, butter, and milk. Spread it over the kale mixture and top with cheddar cheese. We used Kerry Gold that says it is from Ireland. Wonder if it is actually sold in Ireland. Either way it is tasty.
Pop the skillet under the broiler until it is a melty lovely golden colour.
We cooked up some Irish bangers to go on the side. I have to say both went really well with the HP brown sauce. 🙂
This took about 30-40 minutes total to put together. It’s a great meal for autumn and the kids love it. Though when I mentioned we were having kale for dinner to my daughter’s friends they decided to eat at home. Their loss!
Yeah, I don’t normally do kale but I may have to….Thanks for the recipe:)
The broth and the mustard really pair well with the kale.
Ok, I am sure that the recipe speaks for itself but what exactly is colcannon? P.S. The “About” page is a great way to sum yourself and let new readers know who you are. Might want to put some quick facts about yourself in there.:)
Yeah I should update the about page. Not sure where the name colcannon came from but it’s an Irish dish made with either cabbage or kale topped with mash.
Funny you mention kale and the kids went home…lol! This looks good, I personally haven’t had kale yet.
Kale has a strong flavor so it’s good to try it in something like this. 🙂
I don’t use Kale very much and it is just because I don’t know it well. Thank you for this rustic and yummy recipe. This is the sort of food you want on your plate every day of the week. Healthy and nutricious.
It’s the best sort of dish. Most of the ingredients can be grown in the garden without a lot of effort.
I used to eat this as a kid at my Aunt’s. I have forgotten all about it. Thanks for reminding me how good it is.
It is one of those dishes that brings you back. 🙂