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Sweet Potato Colcannon Mash.


Sweet potato colcannon.

Sweet potato and colcannon mash, is quick, easy and delicious to make. It is a great recipe to boost fibre and add more vegetable variety to your meals. It is also a great way to add more green leafy veg to your meals. Green leafy veg are an important source of Vitamin K which is key for bone health as well as helping our blood clot properly.


I love this recipe as you can vary the amount of potatoes and veg to use up what you have in the fridge.  You can also freeze it for another day, so try making a big batch and saving the extra for busy days! I'll update the photo soon with a batch I've made.

 

3 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced into cubes

1 litre of stock

1 large brown onion, thinly sliced

25 grams of ghee (about 2 TBS) or butter if you don’t have ghee

2 cups kale, stems removed and diced

2 cups finely shredded savoy/white cabbage

1 tsp sea salt

2 garlic cloves (optional)

1 tsp lemon zest (optional)

Pinch of nutmeg (optional)

½ tsp black pepper

 

METHOD

Place sweet potatoes in a medium saucepan with enough water to cover them.

 

Add the stock.

 

Bring to a boil and cook for 10-15 minutes until soft when poked with a fork.

 

Heat a large frying pan with a dollop of ghee or butter and sauté onion for 3-4 minutes.

 

Add kale and cabbage and another dollop of ghee (or butter).

 

Season with a teaspoon of sea salt and cook over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

 

The cabbage and kale will start to wilt and decrease in size.

 

Add garlic, lemon zest and a few tablespoons of water and cook for a further 4-5 minutes.

 

Set aside.

 

Finally, strain the potatoes and mash them into a smooth puree.

 

Season with a good pinch of nutmeg, and black pepper and add the last ghee (or butter).

 

Transfer to the frying pan with the cabbage.

 

Stir together and add salt if required for taste.

 

Serve with a little extra lemon zest and black pepper on top.

 

 Sweet potatoes are also great with Asian flavours such as lime, chilli, coconut, lemongrass and ginger.  They also taste great with Feta, sour cream, nuts and spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, coriander, cumin and star anise. You can also try herbs such as rosemary, coriander and thyme.  Have fun experimenting!

 

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