COLCANNON

Colcannon is a traditional Irish side dish of mashed potatoes and cooked cabbage and is packed with so much amazing flavor. This is, without a doubt, an instant favorite.


Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Servings: 4-6


Ingredients:

  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 6-8 medium russet potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Butter (for serving)
  • Cooked bacon (for serving)
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for serving)

Directions:

Bring cabbage and water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, covered, until tender, about 10-15 minutes. Drain cabbage and reserve water from pot. Set cabbage aside.

Place potatoes in a large pot. Add reserved cabbage water and add additional water to fully cover potatoes. Bring to a boil over high heat and cook until fork tender, about 10-15 minutes.

While potatoes cook, bring milk and onion to a boil in a small pot over high heat. Reduce heat and simmer for 30 seconds. Remove from heat and set aside.

Drain potatoes. Place potatoes in a large bowl and roughly mash with a potato masher or fork. Add milk mixture and cabbage and stir to combine. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Top with butter, bacon and parsley prior to serving.

Enjoy!

ORANGE & FIELD TIP: Colcannon is traditionally made with either cabbage or kale. If using kale, cook it for 2 minutes and then transfer to an ice bath until ready to use. Be sure to reserve the kale water for cooking the potatoes.