Your Irish Gran's kolcannon doesn't have balsamic vinegar or extra-virgin olive oil in it; but this version is delicious, too. I've never made this with kale, but I'm told that's tasty, too.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place the potatoes and balsamic vinegar into a large pot and cover with 2 to 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer for about 12 minutes. Place cabbage in a metal colander, then place the colander into the pot with the potatoes. Continue simmering until the potatoes are tender, about 8 minutes more. Remove the colander of cabbage, drain, and set aside. Drain potatoes and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Place potatoes in a large bowl. Mash the potatoes with butter and milk until smooth. Set aside.

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  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in the carrot and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and browned, about 10 minutes. Stir in the cabbage, and season with garlic salt and pepper. Mix the cabbage mixture into the mashed potato. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 43.9mg 15% DV; sodium 1052.9mg 42% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2012
What a delicious potato recipe that even got my guys to eat cabbage! The potatoes were creamy and I loved the slight tang from the vinegar. It is a great way to use up left over "coleslaw" in a bag. It paired well with our meatloaf dinner and will definitely be a repeat in our house. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2012
What a delicious potato recipe that even got my guys to eat cabbage! The potatoes were creamy and I loved the slight tang from the vinegar. It is a great way to use up left over "coleslaw" in a bag. It paired well with our meatloaf dinner and will definitely be a repeat in our house. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2012
Made for RECIPE GROUP. We loved this! I made exactly as written. The only thing I would do differently is use fresh garlic. I sauteed the onion carrot and cabbage until they were almost caramalized. Then added to the smashed potatoes. Oh and I used Lactose Free Whole Milk. YUM!!! This is good comfort food! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/26/2012
Made for recipe group. Recipe was cooked as written as best I could and ending product was very tasty and unique. All the flavors I was looking for in a different format. Two in one side very well received. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2012
I made this for Recipe Group. I only changed one ingredient: used only 1/2c. milk (it would have been too wet with a whole cup). I cooked it according to the instructions; however I found the cabbage step to be cumbersome. Next time I would add the cabbage to the skillet of cooked carrots and onions. The Balsamic vinegar in the water did not do much for the flavor although I found I could taste a hint of it in leftovers the next day. For a more prominent vinegar flavor I would add it to the skillet. I did not salt the potato water and was concerned about flavor; however the garlic salt added at the end provided plenty of flavor enhancement. For potatoes I used Yukon Gold and left the skin on which provided good texture and taste. I left the mashed potatoes a bit lumpy because that is how i like them. I served the kolcannon with bacon bits which I may add in next time. This recipe requires several pans and cooking utensils so be prepared for cleanup afterwards. Overall I like the flavors in the recipe-- how could anything with a stick of butter in it taste bad? I would make it again. Thank you Margaret for the interesting recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2012
Made this recipe for Recipe Group. If you like "Boiled Dinner" you'll like this. I do. Used red potatoes. This is a great side dish for corned beef brisket. I mixed the raw shredded cabbage with a tsp of balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt in a glass bowl and covered it with plastic wrap. Then I microwaved it on Fresh Veggie setting instead of steaming it over the potatoes. Stirred the cabbage into the onion/carrot mixture in the skillet and proceeded with the recipe as written. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/22/2010
Great St.Paddy's day side dish to corned beef. We used cream instead of milk for a richer taste. Even our picky friend Michelle liked it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2012
I made this for recipe group. I used half the milk and was still wishing I had added a little less. I sauteed the cabbage with the veggies since I didn't have a way to do the colander method. The flavor was very good and I thought the balsamic did add to it but I also had to simmer my taters for about 45 min because I used to small of a pot. Definitely on the list to make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2012
Made for Recipe Group. I like the addition of cabbage in the mashed potatoes it gives it an almost sweet tangy flavor. I'm not sure what the step involving cooking the cabbage in the potato pot is for. Whether it is to save another pot to clean or to enhance the flavor of the cabbage. I started out with it that way but it stopped the boiling process so I ended up just adding it into the carrots and onions I was cooking part way through the potato boiling process. Medium high is too high for cooking the onions and carrots they would be burnt before 10 minutes is up. I halved the recipe and the 1/2 cup of milk I dumped into the potatoes was way too much. What was I thinking? I ended up having to cook them to get the liquid out so I could finish the recipe up. Good flavor needed more salt on my end which is easy enough fix. Not sure if the balsamic actually did anything to the flavor may add it directly into the carrot mixture the next time. A good recipe thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2012
my DH and DD liked this better than i did. i couldn't taste the balsamic vinegar at all in the potatoes maybe i needed to add more? not sure. i don't know if i will make this again. thanks for the post margaret Read More
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