Have you ever eaten Colcannon? It is a wonderful creamy combination of mashed potatoes, shredded cabbage or kale, and oozing butter. It is often associated with St. Patrick’s Day, but it is a warm and hearty dish for any day! My family loves Colcannon for dinner as a side dish. When my sons were young, they loved to pretend that it represented the mountains in Ireland with the greenery of the cabbage. The butter melting down the mashed potatoes was the sun setting behind the mountains. It is a family dish we have used in our house for many years. I hope your family will enjoy Colcannon!
- 1/2 lb potatoes, peeled, quartered
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1/4 cabbage shredded
- 2 oz butter
- salt and pepper
- 1/2 cube butter, as needed
- Cover the potatoes with cold water in a pan and add a pinch of salt.
- Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15-20 minutes or until completely tender
- Drain the potatoes
- Beat 1/2oz of the butter into the warm mashed potato and then mix in the milk
- Season to taste
- Cook shredded cabbage by boiling until tender
- Or microwave with a little water for 3-4 minutes until tender
- Add cabbage to mashed potatoes.
- Stir until mixed.
- Make a depression in the middle of the potatoes
- Add butter, to melt in the center
- Sprinkle with parsley
- Serve and enjoy!
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