Colcannon cakes

Sizzle up a side dish of traditional Irish colcannon cakes in this fabulous recipe from Alan Coxon and Clodagh McKenna
By Clodagh McKenna
Colcannon cakes
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Effort: easy



  • 400 g potatoes, washed
  • 20 g butter
  • 150 g spring cabbage, roughly chopped
  • 1 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pinches black pepper
  • 3 tbsp plain flour


1. Cook the potatoes for about 25 minutes in boiling salted water, until tender. Peel while they are still warm. Mash straight away with a little butter. 2. In a separate saucepan, cook the cabbage until tender. Transfer to a blender and whiz until smooth. 3. Fold the cabbage through the potatoes; bind the mixture together with a beaten egg and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. 4. Shape the potato cakes in to 2.5cm rounds, dip in flour and shake off any excess. 5. Heat the butter in a frying pan and fry the cakes until golden. Drain on kitchen paper and serve straight away.

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