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4.34 from 3 votes


A traditional and delicious Irish dish made with cabbage, onions and potatoes
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Irish
Servings: 6
Author: Tricia


  • 8 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and halved
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup milk or light cream
  • 1 small green cabbage, cored and sliced thin
  • 1 -2 cups of kale, ribs removed and sliced thin
  • 6-8 scallions finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add 1 teaspoon salt and the potatoes. Cook until the potatoes are fork tender. Drain in a colander then return to the pot. Mash the potatoes until smooth then add the milk and 6 tablespoons of the butter. Salt and pepper the mixture and set aside to keep warm while preparing the cabbage.
  • Add the sliced kale and cabbage to a pot of boiling, salted water. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until soft. Drain well. You may also sauté the cabbage and kale in a large skillet with a little olive oil until wilted, if preferred.
  • Mix the potato and cabbage together and stir in the scallions. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, scoop potatoes into a serving bowl and make a well in the center. Add the remaining butter and garnish with a few pieces of chopped scallion.