Colcannon

Kristin D

By
@DalekAttack

This was a HUGE staple in my family growing up. It's actually a dish traditionally served during Halloween. The cook will put lucky charms or coins into the mixture--these are said to bring the recipients good luck or fortune.

My dad's version uses scallions and leeks, but you may use cabbage or kale if you prefer.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

10 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

4
large potatoes, cut into chunks
4 Tbsp
salted butter, plus 2 tbsp
2/3 c
cream
2-3
leeks
6
scallions, finely chopped
salt and pepper

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Cook potatoes in a large pot of boiling water for 15-20 minutes. Drain well and mash with a potato masher until smooth and velvety. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add 4 Tbsp butter and cream together. Stir well. The mashed potatoes should be creamy. Keep them warm.
2
Cut leeks into chunks. Cook in small skillet, add remaining 2 Tbsp butter and cook until just done.
Pour leeks and cooking butter into potatoes and mix well. Mix in scallions. Mix well again.
Season well with salt and pepper.
3
Serve along side beef roast or pot roast or even some lamb.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy