This is an 'Irish' way to deal with the leftover corned beef after the American corned beef and cabbage feast. My husband considers this a wonderful part of the corned beef cycle. I use red potatoes with skins on, substitute ham for the corned beef, and leeks for the green onions, depends on what's in the fridge.

Auntie M
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and add water to cover by 1-inch. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Stir in cabbage along with 2 tablespoons of butter; cover, and simmer until the cabbage has softened. Drain.

  • Melt 1/2-cup butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic and the white parts of the green onions. Cook until the garlic has softened and mellowed.

  • Drain the potatoes and mash with white pepper to taste. Fold in melted butter, milk, cabbage, and corned beef. Sprinkle with green onion tops to serve.

Nutrition Facts

524 calories; 33.5 g total fat; 95 mg cholesterol; 190 mg sodium. 38.2 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
This was very tasty. I forgot to salt the cabbages' cooking water so salt was added to the hot milk; this allowed the salt to dissolve & be incorporated when folding all ingredients together. Digestion tip: Raw onions/scallions contain enzymes that help digest cooked potatoes so always a good idea to add them somehow in raw form as a garnish in this case. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/16/2010
Kale tastes better than cabbage & is more traditional. I prefer using bacon rather than corned beef or leaving it out all together and having the colannon along side sliced corned beef. Personal preference is for the red potatoes used here rather than peeling all those Irish white potatoes. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
This was very tasty. I forgot to salt the cabbages' cooking water so salt was added to the hot milk; this allowed the salt to dissolve & be incorporated when folding all ingredients together. Digestion tip: Raw onions/scallions contain enzymes that help digest cooked potatoes so always a good idea to add them somehow in raw form as a garnish in this case. Read More
(38)
Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2010
This was very tasty. I forgot to salt the cabbages' cooking water so salt was added to the hot milk; this allowed the salt to dissolve & be incorporated when folding all ingredients together. Digestion tip: Raw onions/scallions contain enzymes that help digest cooked potatoes so always a good idea to add them somehow in raw form as a garnish in this case. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2009
Every Ervery Good...I thought at first my head of cabbage was way to much for the 3 pounds potatoes.....nope worked out very well. I love this dish....My neighbors as well. I'm not going to count my son on this we already new he doesn't like corn beef. But it was superb!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/15/2010
I thought this recipe was incredible. I had never had it before. I followed the recipe exactly and my entire family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2010
I had never eaten colcannon but my husband had & he thought this was good. I also enjoyed it & it was soooo easy. I used buffalo pastrami from Costco which is free of nitrates & nitrites. My husband said a little apple cider vinegar sprinkled over each helping was a common addition. This gave it a little more flavor which we liked. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/15/2010
Kale tastes better than cabbage & is more traditional. I prefer using bacon rather than corned beef or leaving it out all together and having the colannon along side sliced corned beef. Personal preference is for the red potatoes used here rather than peeling all those Irish white potatoes. Read More
(18)
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2010
I've never had colcannon before but it tastes yummy to me. I used bacon instead of cornbeef (didn't have any) and cooked the onions and garlic in the bacon grease along with the butter. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/08/2009
Nom nom nom...SOOOO good!!! I made it to recipe except I used smoked ham instead of corned beef...I LOVE it. I'm Irish so I appreciate authentic recipes;) Next time I'm thinking about pastrami... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/17/2009
This was devoured by the entire family. Served it with a salad. This will be in my family recipe book. Wonderful flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2010
This was excellent! I've made again with cottage roll ham which was equally as good. I absolutely love red potatoes. So now when i'm boiling potatoes half way through cooking I add chopped up cabbage strain and mash together with the butter milk and pepper. What a great way to get everyone to eat cooked cabbage! Read More
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