Recipe by Spy Glass
"Traditional Irish potato dish, very easy to make. Bear in mind that the UK and Ireland weren't exactly known for their cuisine, but for authenticity, this is what you want. For unauthentic but enhanced flavor, you can add bacon bits, or Cheddar cheese, or both."
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potatoes, peeled and cubed
green onions, chopped
salt and black pepper to taste
Made this recipe for a St. Patrick's Day party and the family loved it! The only change I made was adding one clove of garlic to the mash. :-) Good the next day too.
Kind of bland but then Colcannon is that way. It's meant as a neutral side to a meat entree. That said, I don't like cheese or bacon mixed into the dish.
I increased the milk/butter just a touch and I threw in a half pound of crumbled crisp bacon. Comfort food at it's best. I made Guinness Corned Beef to go with it. Excellent meal.
This was wonderful! All three of my children LOVED it, including the baby! I did add the bacon AND colby cheese for a little extra flavor, but it definitely didn't need flavor. I will make this our new favorite cabbage recipe and will also make it every St. Patty's day week. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
Caulcannon was a regular dish in my house when I was growing up in Canada, but my Irish mother also added other root vegetables such as carrots, turnip and rutabaga. It's a great way to get kids to eat vegetables. My kids loved it and now make it in their own homes. We also don't use any milk products only butter and salt and pepper.
I was told no Corned Beef on St. Patrick's Day but the Irish in me wanted to do something festive. I found this recipe and it was delicious! I only made half of the recommended serving amount and prepared it as a side dish. I did not use half-and-half but just added a little bit of milk at the end as well as a spoon full of sour cream. I also added crumbled bacon. It was perfect and a HUGE hit with my picky family!!!!
Good recipe, we save half the raw onions and add them after cooking the way my Nana did to give it a little more bite, and my kids like it with beef gravy on the side. My mum used to call this Irish welfare food, it's what they ate when there was no money for meat...real traditional St Pats food.
I doubled this recipe and I still had to keep my family from eating the whole thing and not leaving any for the next day's lunch. This is the real stuff, very rich and tasty. I used a hand mixer (rather than a fork) because of the quantity and it worked just fine.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Easy Irish Colcannon
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 94
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