Colcannon Gnocchi with Brown Butter Recipe

I though we would try something different. So i though let’s try something in Irish cuisine. Colcannon is good if you like potatoes. It’s a traditional Irish dish consisting of mashed potatoes with kale or cabbage. So here is our colcannon recipe, i hope you enjoy it. So give it a try, and let me know what you think. If you have a favorite Irish dish let me know what it is.


2 pounds potatoes, skins scrubbed

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup shredded cabbage

12 cloves garlic, shredded

2 tablespoons amber ale

3 tablespoons salt

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 whole egg

2 egg yolks

3-4 swipes nutmeg, on microplane

1/2 teaspoon white pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place potatoes on sheet tray in preheated oven and cook until tender; about 1 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3.  While potatoes cook, heat 2 tablespoons butter in saute pan. Once butter melts, add cabbage and garlic. Cook 2 to 3 minutes or until tender. Deglaze with beer and cook additional 2 minutes. Set aside to cool until potatoes are done.
  4.  When potatoes are done; cool to room temperature, then peel and shred into large bowl with food processor attachment or food mill.
  5.  Mix cabbage mixture with potatoes. Add salt.
  6.  Make well in center of potato/cabbage mixture and sprinkle with flour, using all flour. Place egg and yolks in center of well and, using fork, stir into flour and potatoes (just like making pasta). Once egg is mixed in, bring dough together, kneading gently until ball forms. Knead gently another 4 minutes, until ball is dry to touch.
  7.  Bring large pot of salted water to boil and generously grease medium bolw with olive oil.
  8.  Roll baseball-sized ball of dough into 3/4-inch diameter dowels and cut with pastry scraper into small pillows.
  9.  Drop pieces into boiling water and cook about 1 minute, until floating. Remove with slotted spoon to oiled bowl.
  10.  Repeat process with remaining dough.

Note: Gnocchi can be made ahead. Just place cooked gnocchi immediately in ice bath. Once cool, strain into oil-greased bowl.

To Assemble:


6 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups gnocchi

1/2 lemon

1-2 pieces blue cheese*


  1. Place large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add butter. When butter begins to brown, after about 2 minutes, add salt. Increase heat to high and add gnocchi.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, until gnocchi have heated through, about 1 1/2 minutes.
  3. Squeeze lemon over gnocchi and crumble blue cheese. Serve immediately.

* An Irish cheddar cheese would also be very nice.

Servings: 4

Prep. Time: 5 to 7 Minutes

Bake Time: 1 Hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes

Cook Time: 25 to 30 Minutes

Cool Time: About 35 to 40 minutes

Mix and Knead Time: 10 to 15 Minutes

Total Time: 2 Hours and 15 minutes to 3 Hours and 2 minutes

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