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St. Patrick's Day Side: Colcannon

St. Patrick's Day Side: Colcannon

When I think of St. Patrick's Day dishes, potatoes immediately come to mind. Not just any kind of potatoes, mashed potatoes. The Irish love their mashed potatoes so much that they have specific names for different variations. Champ is mashed potatoes with green onions stirred in and Colcannon is mashed potatoes with onions and greens. Both are traditional Irish side dishes that are commonly served along side a meaty steak, sausage or bacon. I love Champ so much that I've used it on Thanksgiving, but I have yet to try colcannon. Thus I will take the opportunity to make it the next time I'm craving smooth potato puree. To do the same,


Colcannon
From Ireland Information

2 lbs Potatoes
1 large Curly Kale or Cabbage
1 large Onion
4 oz of butter or margarine
Pinch of Pepper & Salt
Half pint Milk

  1. Peel and chop the potatoes, the onion and greens.
  2. Layer a saucepan with the potatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Layer the onion and greens on top of the potatoes and add enough water to cover the mixture.
  4. Boil and then simmer for 15 to 20 minutes until the potatoes are cooked.
  5. Mash the mixture thoroughly adding the butter and milk to ensure a creamy consistency.
  6. Taste and adjust seasonings.
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ALSW ALSW 9 years
Oh, this looks so good! Going on my favorites!
celebrity_soup celebrity_soup 9 years
here come the hearty food recipes!
crispet1 crispet1 10 years
Yummy!
verily verily 10 years
I love colcannon. So easy to make. Probably not so healthy even with kale, but mmmmm potatoes... I made this for a potluck once with the requisite middle full of melted butter and it was a smash hit.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 10 years
This is one of my favorite dishes! :drool:
SaraSmile SaraSmile 10 years
These look amazing. Thanks for posting!
mandiesoh mandiesoh 10 years
mmmmm :drool: :drool: potatoes are my #1 to-die-for carbs :drool:
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