Colcannon with Fried Leeks

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When you think “Irish food” potatoes usually come to mind. Traditionally, Irish Colcannon is made with mashed white potatoes and cabbage. Americans usually think of it as the perfect dish for St. Patrick’s Day – though in Ireland, it’s served more often in the fall. Go figure! This dish dates back to pre-Roman times in Ireland and was popular because ingredients were readily available, inexpensive and filling. Some recipe variations include beans, garlic or chives.

This vegan and gluten-free version of Colcannon is a hearty and comforting savory side dish. Instead of traditional cabbage, brilliant green kale and fiber-rich brussels sprouts will bring you the luck of the Irish. For a touch of decadence, top the dish with fried leeks

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  2. This sounds delicious! I do have a question though – can you substitute a more standard oil for grapeseed? If yes, what would you recommend?

    1. Author

      Hi Suze – We used grape seed oil because it’s neutral and doesn’t add much flavor; it’s also a highly sustainable oil, as it’s a by-product of the grape/wine industry. Canola is also neutral, but we rarely use it because it’s commonly a GMO crop. If you want to use canola, it will work well – adding no flavor of its own. Olive oil will work too, but it does add the signature olive oil flavor. You can use coconut oil if you like the taste, but it will also add the signature sweetness of coconut oil. 🙂 Hope this helps! ~ Boho Girl

      1. Thanks! Did not know that about grapeseed oil, so I may end up trying that anyway! But good to know I can use canola, just in case. 🙂

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  4. This looks so good!!! I can’t wait to add it to my recipe box!!! 🙂

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