March 17, 2010 - Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that's high in fiber, calcium and potassium and low in calories and cholesterol. It works well as a main dish or on the side and is a perfect healthy dish for your St. Patrick's Day celebration. This recipe makes around 4 1-cup servings.
1 pound small red potatoes, scrubbed and cut in half
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup onion, thinly sliced
6 cups green cabbage, thinly sliced (about 1/2 head)
1 cup low-fat milk, milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon white pepper
Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a Dutch oven.
Place potatoes in a steamer basket and steam, covered, until just cooked through, about 15 minutes. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
Heat the butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 2 minutes. Add cabbage and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage begins to brown, about 5 minutes.
Reduce heat to low. Stir in milk, salt and white pepper; cover and cook until the cabbage is tender, about 8 minutes. Add the cabbage mixture to the potatoes. Mash to desired consistency.
Nutrition information (per serving):
182 calories; 4 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 11 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 5 g fiber; 653 mg sodium; 842 mg potassium.