Colcannon

I’ve been having fun making some “green” recipes this week in honor of St. Patrick’s day, but I also wanted to try making something that was traditionally Irish– so I thought i’d have a go at making Colcannon for the first time ever. It’s basically just mashed potato with kale or cabbage mixed in — but I was kind of taken aback by how something so simplistic could be so clever, and SO delicious. You can also add bacon, but since I wanted to serve it with Corned Beef, I thought that would be a lot of salty meat, and a little too heavy on the calories, so I kept this recipe light, and creamy, and it complimented the corned beef perfectly! I really can’t believe I have never tried this before, but I can’t wait to make it every St. patrick’s!

Ingredients: recipe adapted from Ina Garten 
{for the sautéed cabbage}
1-2 Tbsp olive oil
1 head white cabbage {about 2 1/2 lbs}
1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Slice the cabbage in half, cut out the core, and slice the rest as thinly as possible. In a large pan over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and the cabbage, season with salt and pepper, and sauté for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender.

Ingredients {for the potatoes}
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
1/2 cup milk
2 Tbsp butter
kosher salt and pepper

Bring some water to boil, add the potatoes and simmer until fork tender, about 20-25 minutes. Drain in a colander.

{For the Colcannon}
Return the potatoes to the saucepan, or a large bowl. Add the salt, pepper, butter, and milk and mash until smooth, then stir in the sautéed cabbage.
For kitchen aid version {my favorite!} Add the potatoes, milk, butter, salt and pepper to the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, and mix on low speed for 4-5 minutes, until the potatoes are smooth and creamy. Taste and add more salt/pepper or butter if desired. Place the sautéed cabbage in the mixer, and mix for 1 minute until combined.

Garnish with butter and freshly ground black pepper.

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Serve with Corned Beef colce83Enjoy!
<3 Sarah