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Colcannon Irish-style Mashed Potato

gluten free
wheat free
1 spoon difficulty rating

20 minutes

Serves: 3-4

vegan Irish strew with colcannon mash

Traditionally made with butter and even bacon, we present you with a fantastic, creamy, veganised version of the Irish classic mash. Perfect on any occasion and particularly good with our vegan Irish Stew as part of a St Patrick's celebration dinner! 

Ingredients: 

4 medium sized potatoes, peeled and cut into medium chunks
Unsweetened soya or other plant milk of choice 
3 tbsp vegan margarine OR olive oil OR melted coconut oil (use a mild one, eg Biona Cuisine) OR a mixture of margarine and olive oil
Salt for cooking the potatoes and extra salt for the mash if necessary
Black pepper to taste, freshly ground
1 clove chopped or crushed garlic OR ½ tsp garlic powder
110g/3 cups washed kale OR dark green cabbage/spring greens- finely diced (and tightly packed if using cups)

Optional
Spring onions, diced small
Vegan bacon, small pieces fried up until crispy OR small cubes of smoked tofu fried up until crispy 
 

Method: 

1. Place the potato pieces in a medium-large pan of salted water and bring it to the boil.
2. Turn heat down to a medium boil and cook potatoes until tender - test with a sharp knife.
3. Drain and return potatoes to the cooking pot.
4. While the potatoes are cooking, fry up the kale and vegan bacon in a frying pan to tenderise the greens and crisp up the bacon alternative.
5.  Mash the potatoes until they are very smooth and creamy. Mix in the plant milk margarine or fat of choice. Stir in the kale and spring onion and vegan bacon option if using. 

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