COUNTY MAYO COLCANNON

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Serves: 6

Ingredients

1 lb green cabbage( or kale if you prefer)
1 1/2 lb potatoes
2 leeks
1 1/2 c half and half(or milk if you prefer)
salt and pepper to taste
very small dash of ground mace( i prefer to use nutmeg as it isn't as strong but is basically the same thing as mace)
1/4-1/2 c butter

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Chris T. Recipe
Well Seasoned
East Hampton, NY (pop. 1,083)
chrisb64
Member Since Jun 2011
Chris' notes for this recipe:
A wonderful recipe that we love so much that we make it throughout the year not just as a treat on St. Patrick's day. This is great with corned beef of course but is very good with roast pork or chicken or with a nice irish stew over it.
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Directions

1
In a large saucepan, boil cabbage(or kale) until tender; remove and chop or blend well. Set aside and keep warm.**I prefer to chop my cabbage FIRST(before boiling or sauteing) AND I prefer to saute the cabbage in butter or bacon grease instead of boiling**
2
Boil peeled and cut up potatoes until tender. Remove from heat and drain.
3
Chop leeks, green parts and white parts as well, and simmer them in just enough half and half(or milk) to cover, until they are soft.
4
Season and mash potatoes well. Stir in cooked leeks and half and half(or milk). Blend in the kale or cabbage and heat until thoroughly heated. Make a well in the center and pour in the melted butter. Mix well and serve.
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user Sherry Peyton SherryPeyton - Mar 10, 2012
I like the idea of adding leek. It's a great dish and this addition is wonderful. Thanks.
user Chris T. chrisb64 - Mar 11, 2012
Hi Sherry, I got this recipe from a dear friend that relocated to Ireland and I finally made it a few years ago and regretted not making it sooner because it is very good, my kids who are not veggie eaters even look forward to this. have a nice day and thanks for your kind words :o)
user MaryAnn Miller gramofgreatest - Mar 12, 2012
Sounds great. Am planning on making it tonight.( I was going to have corn beef and cabbage.) Thank you.
user Kim Biegacki pistachyoo - Mar 12, 2012
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