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Colcannon

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This recipe is for simple, healthy Irish potatoes and cabbage including parsley, a powerful green.

This recipe is provided by Guiding Stars.

4
Servings
141
Calories Per Serving

Ingredients

  • 6 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 Cup low-fat milk
  • 6 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 6 scallions, sliced
  • 5 Cups finely shredded green cabbage (about 1 pound)
  • 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes (about 1 pound), peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Directions

Tie thyme sprigs with twine or in a cheesecloth bag. Combine milk, garlic, and thyme in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer gently until garlic is soft, 5 to 10 minutes. Discard thyme.

Transfer the milk mixture to a blender and purée until smooth. Return to the pan and stir in scallions. Cover and set aside.

Bring 1 inch salted water to a boil in a large pot.

Add cabbage, cover, and cook until very tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain well.

Meanwhile, place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with cold salted water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook, covered, until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return to the pan. Mash with a potato masher or hand-held electric mixer.

Gradually add the milk mixture to the potatoes, stirring until smooth. Stir in cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a warmed bowl and garnish with parsley.

Make Ahead Tip: The potatoes can be prepared up to 1 hour ahead and kept warm, covered, over a larger pan of barely simmering water.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving141
Total Fat1g1.5%
Sugar8gN/A
Saturated0.5g2.5%
Cholesterol3mg1%
Protein6g13%
Carbs29g10%
Vitamin A71µg8%
Vitamin B120.3µg4.8%
Vitamin B60.5mg25.2%
Vitamin C74mg100%
Vitamin D0.7µg0.2%
Vitamin E0.3mg1.7%
Vitamin K167µg100%
Calcium182mg18%
Fiber6g25%
Folate (food)85µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)85µg21%
Iron3mg15%
Magnesium55mg14%
Monounsaturated0.2gN/A
Niacin (B3)1mg7%
Phosphorus159mg23%
Polyunsaturated0.1gN/A
Potassium773mg22%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg13.7%
Sodium749mg31%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg11.7%
Zinc1mg6.4%