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Colcannon?? What the heck is it??

Lord Honey, I always knew I had some Irish blood in me, but when I found a recipe for Colcannon I knew those roots must run deep. So you may be askin'--"What the heck is Colcannon? Well honey, let me tell you in one word--tators! Yes, mashed tators, to be exact--with a few ingredients that make it a traditional Irish dish--usually kale or cabbage.

If you're like me--I had you at tator. Right??

Well, I have taken the classic Colcannon and made it into one of my favorite tator dishes--griddle cakes.

Say What???? Yes, its true sweet children--I know--ya love me even more--don'tcha.

Colcannon Griddle Cakes

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 8-10


4-large taotrs, peeled and cubed

3-TBSP butter

3-TBSP heavy whipping cream

2-cups kale, mustard greens or turnip greens, chopped

1-small white onion, minced


¾-cup self-rising flour

Salt and Pepper to taste

Oil for frying


· In a large stock pot place the tators and cover with water, add a pinch of salt, bring to a boil and cook until tender.

· Remove tators with a slotted spoon to a strainer.

· In same water place the greens and let cook for 20-25 mins, strain off water.

· While greens are cooking place the tators in a mixing bowl and add the butter and cream and smash with a hand tator masher, salt and pepper to taste.

· Stir the greens, onions, eggs and flour into smashed tators.

· In a large skillet place ½ cup oil and bring to 350 on stove top.

· Place the tator mix into skillet in patties using a tablespoon.

· Fry until golden brown, flip over and brown on the other side.

Tip: You can serve these with sour cream or honey mustard.


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Oct 06, 2023

I never keep any SR flour in my house. IMO, it is just one more thing to take up space when I already have AP & leaveners. How would I substitute in this recipe?

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