Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage — as well as the name of a song about the dish
This makes a nice, low-carb change from potatoes. Instead of the traditional cabbage or kale, the greens from the turnips are used.
- One large bunch turnips with greens attached
- Course salt
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- Separate the turnips from their greens.
- Rinse the greens well, then coarsely chop them.
- Peel the turnips, then coarsely chop them.
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat.
- Add a generous pinch or two of salt.
- Add the turnips and cook (uncovered) for 15 to 20 minutes, until they are soft.
- Add the greens to the pot; cook for about 3 minutes; by this time the turnips should be quite soft and the greens should be bright green and tender.
- Drain the turnips and greens in a colander and then return to the empty pot (off the heat).
- Add the butter and heavy cream, then use a potato masher to crush everything together.
- Season lightly with salt and serve hot.