St. Patrick's Day is 'round the corner, therefore we're giving Irish cuisine a gander. While I can only claim to be Irish-ish, I do know a thing or two about marrying potatoes and butter.
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish that is basically mashed potatoes mixed with kale or cabbage, green onion, and Irish bacon, which is similar to Canadian bacon. Colcannon is a revered dish in Ireland; there are even songs written about it! While I'm not likely to write a song about my colcannon rendition, I will sing its praises. In addition to kale and green onions, this dish contains pancetta, because I like thin, crispy, bacon-like bits in my mashed potatoes. Who knew kale could taste so good, enveloped in fluffy mashed potatoes and salty pieces of pancetta?
Keep reading for the recipe.
3 russet potatoes Serves 4.
4 ounces pancetta, cut into 1-inch, bite-size pieces
1/2 bunch kale, leaves and stems separated and chopped
1/2 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons butter, divided
3/4 cup whole milk, plus more if needed
3 russet potatoes