Not Sure What to do with All Your Leftover Vegetables? Make Colcannon

Not Sure What to do with All Your Leftover Vegetables? Make Colcannon

This colcannon recipe is a great one to get rid of your Christmas/New Year's leftover greens

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Foodie  Foodie  on 1 Jan '16

Photo credit: mfoodinfo

At the Foodie office we are getting increasingly environmentally conscious, and we can't help but sometimes feel that the whole holiday season is as much a season of food wasting as it is a season of giving.

If you're experiencing the trouble that we had - that is splurging a tad too much on food in preparation for Christmas and New Year's dinners and inevitably ending up with copious amounts of leftovers (greens in particular) – this recipe pretty much saved our lives and will save yours too.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 25 minutes

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  • 2 pounds potatoes
  • 120 ml double cream
  • 80 g butter
  • Whatever leftover greens you have
  • 120 g bacon 
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic


1. Preheat oven to 204 ° C.

2. Bake bacon for 20 minutes and then crumble it when it is crispy.

3. Saute leftover greens with minced garlic over medium heat for 3 minutes.

4. Cook, bake or microwave potatoes until tender.

5. Peel and cut potatoes into chunks.

6. Mash potatoes with potato masher.

7. Add potatoes into a pot along with double cream, butter, greens and bacon and stir well.

8. Serve in a bowl or fry into bubble and squeak.



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