Irish Colcannon

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Amy Herald

By
@Meave

There are a lot of recipes on the web for colcannon, some use kale, some cabbage, some have ham, some don't. I learned this version from a friend of mine. Its been a Halloween tradition in our house every year since. My kids love it, and my guests devour it. Even the ones who say "I don't really like cabbage." love this dish when they try it. We make it for Halloween, but its more popular on Saint Patrick's Day. I say its fabulous any time!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
8-10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

4 lb
potatoes, peeled and cubed
1/2
head of green cabbage
2 stick
butter
1 c
whole milk
1 1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
pepper
2 c
diced ham (optional)

How to Make Irish Colcannon

Step-by-Step

  • 1Boil potatoes for 25 minutes or until cooked through. in the last 5-10 minutes of cooking, add the cabbage. and finish boiling until vegetables are tender.
  • 2If using ham, while potatoes are cooking, add a pat of butter to a frying pan and brown the ham.
  • 3When potatoes and cabbage are tender, drain and return to pot.
  • 4Add butter, milk, salt, and pepper and mash with a potato masher until potatoes are smooth and completely mashed; leave a few lumps if desired.
  • 5Stir in ham and serve.

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About Irish Colcannon

Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: Irish