Wednesday, March 17, 2010

St. Patrick's Day

We have been cooking our way around the world for the past year and the first stop we made was Ireland.  I thought I would cook the same thing that I made for our stop in Ireland, since it is St. Patrick's DayColcannon was a big hit with the family, so it is a recipe I'm happy to repeat.

Colcannon is really easy and I have to say one of the best ways to eat cabbage.  You know how healthy cabbage is, but it isn't always easy to use a big head of cabbage.  Colcannon not only uses a lot of cabbage but it is the ultimate comfort food.  I'm sure there are a lot of variations of the recipe but this is the one I used.


1 pound green cabbage
1 pound potatoes
2 leeks (for info on how to prepare leeks see here)
1 1/4 cup milk
1 pinch ground mace
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup melted butter

1. Boil cabbage until tender, then drain and chop well.  Set aside and keep warm.
2. Boil potatoes until tender, then drain, season, and mash. 
3. Wash and chop leeks and simmer in milk until they are soft.
4. Stir the cooked leeks and milk, and chopped cabbage into the mashed potoates and heat the whole until it is a pale green fluff.
5. Make a well in the middle and pour in the melted butter.  Mix well.

Our green table just waiting for some dinner to be served.

One more peek at the fluffy, green yumminess.  Mmmmm!

Wishing you the luck of the Irish today!

Linked to Strut Your Stuff St. Patrick's Day link party at Somewhat Simple

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1 comment:

  1. Oh, this looks delicious! I love Colcannon! Yum! And all your greenery is great! Happy St. Pat's Day!