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Irish Colcannon Bombs

Irish Colcannon Bombs

Irish Colcannon Bombs are a mix of mashed potatoes and kale stuffed with Irish cheddar, rolled into balls, breaded and fried. In other words, potatoes surrounding a "bomb" of melted cheese.

Course Appetizer
Cuisine Irish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 169 kcal
Author Foodtastic Mom


  • 3 cups leftover mashed potatoes
  • 1 cup canned kale (Glory Foods) drained and chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup green onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces Irish cheddar cheese, cubed
  • 2 cups Panko bread crumbs
  • vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup


  1. In a large bowl, mix together the mashed potatoes, kale, egg, green onions, 1/2 cup Panko bread crumbs and salt until smooth

  2. Use a small cookie scoop (about 2 tablespoon capacity) to scoop a mound of colcannon potatoes and roll one cheese cube into the center. Repeat the process until you have used all the mashed potato (colcannon) mixture.

  3. Roll each mashed potato ball to coat in Panko bread crumbs.

  4. Pour vegetable oil into a pan so it is about 1/2-inch deep. Heat oil to between 365 - 375 degrees.

  5. Add the Irish Colcannon Bombs to the oil, 4 - 5 at a time (don't crowd the pan). Fry on first side until golden brown. Flip and fry on second side until golden brown. Remove with slotted spoon to paper towel lined plate.

  6. Whisk together the Dijon mustard and maple syrup and drizzle over the mashed potato balls. Serve immediately.