Yesterday was St Patrick's Day and I made colcannon for the first time. Curious about the name, I looked it up and discovered that it means "white-headed" cabbage. Traditionally it is made with either cabbage or kale.
Oh, and I won't be waiting until next St Patrick's Day to make it again.
4 cups 1-inch cubed potatoes
1 1/2 cups chopped cabbage
salt and pepper
1/2 cup milk
2 tbsps butter/marg
5 green onions, sliced
Cook the cubed potatoes in a pot of salted water, drain.
Mash them with the milk and marg and add more salt and pepper to taste.
In a small saucepan bring salted water to a boil and add the cabbage and the white part of the sliced green onions. You don't have to boil the onion, but I prefer the milder taste to raw. Reduce heat and simmer 4-5 minutes. Drain.
Add to the mashed potatoes along with the rest of the green onions and serve.
Makes enough for 4 servings.
I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!