Friday, March 11, 2016

Irish Colcannon Potatoes

Colcannon Recipe...
 This potato dish is wonderful and full of flavor!

  • Cabbage slice in small thin pieces or use 2-3 cups of chopped cabbage
  • Chicken Broth, 2 1/2 cups
  • Garlic pepper to taste, go lightly...less is more 
  • 2-3 red potatoes, peel and grate
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, divided
  • 3 to 4 green onions, sliced fine
  • 1/2 cup of whipping cream or milk
  • 1 package of instant mashed potatoes, make according to directions on the package *(mine called for 2 cups of water to be added).
  • 4-6 cooked pieces of bacon for garnish

  1.  Slice cabbage extra fine and add to the broth that's heating.
  2. Next add the red potatoes to the pot. Cook on medium high.
  3. Reduce to medium as the cabbage & potatoes cook down.
  4. Add the green onions
  5. Now add a tablespoon of butter and the garlic pepper. Continue to cook until everything is ready to mix together
  6. Cook a package of instant mash potatoes as directed and set aside. 
  7. When everything is completely cooked, mix together the cabbage mixture and the mashed potatoes. Blend well! The Colcannon is almost READY!
  8.  Pour into the hot potato mixture, 1/2 cup of whipping cream and blend well. **(Milk/Cream may be added to the liquid mixture while cooking or added after cooked! However you like.)
  9.  Place in a serving bowl, make a hole with a spoon on top off the Colcannon and add 1 tablespoon of butter on top.
  10. Next garnish the top of the Colcannon with crisp, chopped cooked bacon. 

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Here's a wee bitty song about Colcannon...
Colcannon or The Skillet Pot Song
*Many artists have sung & recorded this song

"Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your Mother used to make?"
"Yes, you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it sure the nearer I'm going to cry.
Oh, wasn't it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our Mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot."
Happy St. Patrick's Day
NeeCee @ Pine Creek Style

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