Colcannon soup

Happy Friday Everyone 🙂

As yesterday was St. Patrick’s day was looking to cook another traditional Irish dish. I was going for Colcannon and chams as when I heard for it sounded so interesting and mysterious but is so simple and easy to prepare. The traditional colcannon dish is prepared with mashed potatoes, cabbage or kale, and green onions. In some areas in Ireland is known as cham in another like colcannon and there are quite a few variations these days, with Irish cuisine being very popular around St. Patric’s day and Halloween.
When preparing to cook, I thought those are good ingredients for soup, so I have decided to make something a bit different, inspired by this traditional and easy Irish recipe. Ps. I couldn’t find just kale that day, but the mix of kale and spinach, and this is why I have two greens in my recipe.

Servings: 4-5 Time to prepare 10 min. Time to cook 20- 25 min
  • 500 gr. potatoes
  • bunch green onion
  • 70 gr kale
  • 30 gr spinach
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • pinch of black pepper
  • 1200 ml water
Optional Ingredients:
  • piece of butter for each portion
  • spoon of yogurt for each portion
How to:
  1. Peel the potatoes and cut them into small cubes.
  2. Chop the green – onion, kale, spinach.
  3. In a medium pan heat the olive oil for a couple of minutes and add the potatoes.
  4. Stir a couple of times and wait until they start changing colors.
  5. Add the greens and mix well.
  6. Wait for 2- 3 minutes while mixing to prevent sticking on the bottom.
  7. Add water and leave to boil for about 15 minutes.
  8. Check if the potatoes are well cooked and add salt and black pepper.
  9. Take out from the stove and leave aside for a few minutes to cool.
  10. You can add butter or yogurt on the top, or both.
  11. Serve with soda bread or enjoy just like this 🙂
  12. The combination of potatoes and kale is so tasty.

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Enjoy 🙂

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