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Colcannon Recipe

An Irish potato mash recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 1 batch
Calories: 1155kcal
Author: Terence Carter adapted from Liam Tomlin's recipe


  • 4 slices pancetta
  • 250 gr classic mashed potato see the potato mash recipe here
  • 100 gr savoy cabbage Chinese cabbage or kale, sliced thinly
  • 30 gr spring onion finely sliced
  • 1 handfull julienned parsley
  • Salt and pepper
  • 8 pieces prawns head and shell off, lightly grilled in pancetta fat and chopped


  • You can cook the pancetta by placing pancetta onto an oven tray and roast over medium heat until crispy or cook it in a non-stick pan over medium heat until crispy.
  • Place on kitchen wipes in a roasting tray to absorb excess oil. When cool enough to touch, break up the pancetta into small pieces.
  • In a non-stick pan over medium heat, add a tablespoon of butter and olive oil and then as it foams add the cabbage or kale and stir until wilted. Add a little seasoning and remove from heat.
  • Over low heat, start stirring the mash and add the cabbage, then the pancetta, prawns and half of the spring onions and parsley.
  • Add extra butter and seasoning as needed and remove from heat, keeping the colcannon in a warm place in the kitchen.


Calories: 1155kcal | Carbohydrates: 212g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 664mg | Potassium: 3174mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1432IU | Vitamin C: 240mg | Calcium: 128mg | Iron: 4mg