Colcannon Recipe

Instead of your regular mashed potatoes, make this Colcannon Recipe. The Irish would serve this dish on Halloween and place small coin prizes into the mash as a surprise. But don't mention that to your family or they'll be looking for loose change every time. But wait! That may well be a way to get them to eat their veggies.

colcannon and corned beef

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. cabbage, wedged
  • 1 lb. white potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 2 leeks, chopped (both white and green parts)
  • 1 C milk
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1/2 C butter

Method

Cover cabbage with water in saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to rapid boil and cook until fork tender, about 10 minutes.

Drain well and set aside in a warm bowl.

Cover potatoes with water in a saucepan over medium heat.

Bring to a boil and cook until very tender, about 12 minutes.

Drain and mash potatoes with an electric mixer or potato masher.

Pour milk over leeks in a small saucepan over low heat. Simmer until soft, about 5 minutes.

Pour over potatoes and stir to combine.

Chop cabbage and add to potato mixture, followed by sprinkled salt and pepper.

Stir ingredients together until completely blended.

Make a well in the middle and add butter into the well.

Fold ingredients over butter and stir until the butter has completely melted.

Serves 6.

Variations

Substitute dark kale for the cabbage.

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