Happy St. Patty’s Day! We have an Irish family and this is always a fun day for us. No green beer, but we do like to make some special dishes.
John made some Irish soda bread:
I had put some corned beef in the crockpot to simmer all day and we tried to make colcannon for the first time. This is a traditional potato/cabbage dish. Kale is often used in place of cabbage, but I am not a fan of the kale.
- 2 to 2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled (if desired) and cut into large chunks
- Salt for boiling water
- 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
- 3 lightly packed cups of chopped cabbage or kale (I used coleslaw mix)
- 1/2 small onion minced
- 1 cup milk
- salt and pepper to taste
Boil the potatoes in a large pot with salted water (a couple good pinches of salt) until fork tender, about 15 minutes. Drain into a colander and set aside.
Place the pan back on medium heat and add the butter. Lightly sautee the cabbage and onions together for 3 or 4 minutes until wilted. Add the potatoes and milk, then mash with a potato masher until the desired consistency of mashed potatoes – lumpy or smooth! Add salt and pepper to taste.
Then serve. Most traditional recipes call for you to make a well in the center and add melted butter, but I left this step off for calorie sake.
Good, no? It was very tasty. An interesting way to get in some veggies 😀 Ours looks more colorful because the coleslaw mix has carrots and purple cabbage.