Chris T. Recipe

COUNTY MAYO COLCANNON

By Chris T. chrisb64


Rating:
Serves:
6
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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.

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

Directions Step-By-Step

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.

About this Recipe

Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #potato, #Irish, #cabbage, #leeks

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6 Comments

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Chris T. chrisb64
Mar 13, 2012
MaryAnn I hope you like it. Thank you for sharing this recipe with your groups Nikita and Kim :o)
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Mar 12, 2012 - Kim Biegacki shared this recipe with discussion group: St. Patrick's Day & Irish Foods
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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.
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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)