Red Potato Colcannon
There are countless variations on this classic Irish potato-and-cabbage combination. This one is made with steamed red potatoes, sauteed cabbage and just a touch of butter.
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
1. 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. Transfer to a large bowl and cover to keep warm.
2. Meanwhile, heat 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.
3. 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 with a potato masher or a large fork to desired consistency.
Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each.
Per serving: 182 calories; 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat, 0g mono unsaturated fat); 11 mg cholesterol; 31 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 5 g fiber; 653 mg sodium; 842 mg potassium. Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (150% daily value), Potassium (24% dv), Fiber (20% dv), Calcium (15% dv). 2 Carbohydrate Servings. Exchanges: 1 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 low-fat milk
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