I have received kale in the past 3 CSA boxes, so it was nice to find an Irish recipe to use up the latest shipment with St. Patrick’s Day quickly approaching. Colcannon is an Irish dish traditionally made from mashed potatoes and kale or cabbage. It may also contain scallions, leeks, chives, or other types of onion. The name “Colcannon” is derived from the Gaelic term “Cál Ceannann”, meaning white-headed cabbage. In Ireland, Colcannon is especially popular around Halloween. Mairead, from Irish American Mom, writes a little about the Halloween traditions surrounding Colcannon.
Evan doesn’t eat many leafy vegetable yet, since he only has the front teeth. Chopping the kale into small pieces and mixing it with the mashed potatoes created an easy way for him to enjoy the leafy greens.