About the Dish:
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale. It is a comfort food that is often served during St. Patrick’s Day celebrations. The dish is rich and creamy, with the potatoes providing a smooth base and the cabbage or kale adding a hint of bitterness. Colcannon is typically served as a side dish to accompany meat or fish, but it can also be enjoyed on its own. It is a simple and satisfying dish that is perfect for colder months.
|Cabbage or Kale||1 small head|
- Step 1: Peel the potatoes and cut them into small chunks. Place them in a large pot of salted water and bring to a boil. Cook until the potatoes are fork-tender, about 15-20 minutes.
- Step 2: While the potatoes are cooking, chop the cabbage or kale into small pieces. In a separate pot, melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat. Add the cabbage or kale and cook until wilted, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
- Step 3: Drain the cooked potatoes and return them to the pot. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter and milk. Mash the potatoes until smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Step 4: Stir in the cooked cabbage or kale until well combined. Serve hot as a side dish with your desired main course.