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Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage (Colcannon)



  • 6 medium potatoes
  • 1/2 small head green cabbage, shredded
  • 6 scallions (with tops), chopped
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Dash of pepper
  • Butter or margarine


  1. Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling. Add potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat cabbage, scallions, water and 1/8 teaspoon salt to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until crisp-tender, 5 to 10 minutes; drain.
  3. Mash potatoes until no lumps remain.
  4. Beat in milk in small amounts.
  5. Add 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper; beat until potatoes are light and fluffy.
  6. Stir in cabbage and scallions; dot with butter or margarine.


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