Makes 10 - 12 Servings
A Traditional Irish Dish meaning “white-headed cabbage”. This delicious boiled potato dish is made of potatoes, cabbage, kale and onions or leeks mashed with cream and butter.
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  • 1 -1½ pounds (450 - 675g) potatoes
  • 3 tablespoons (45g) butter
  • ½ cup (120 ml) cream
  • ½ small green cabbage or small bunch kale, shredded and chopped
  • 4 scallions, or 2 small leeks, sliced diagonally
  • salt and pepper to taste


Peel the potatoes, quarter and place into a large saucepan. Cover with water and add salt. Bring the potatoes to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and allow to cook about 15 or 20 minutes or until fork tender.

Remove potatoes from the simmering water and put into a large bowl.  Add the shredded cabbage or kale along with the scallions/leeks to the simmering water.  Simmer for 2 minutes or until tender.

Mash the potatoes with a potato masher.  Add salt and pepper and butter.  Add cream until soft and whipped.  Fold in the drained cabbage/kale and scallions or leeks. Mix until light and fluffy. Serve hot.


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