Potatoes Colcannon
We love Corned Beef and Cabbage, but as St. Patrick's Day approaches, we have something else on our mind. Potatoes Colcannon is a classic and traditional Irish dish made from mashed potatoes and greens--usually cabbage or kale. Sometimes studded with bacon, this dish is open to interpretation by design. Typically made from what's on hand,…

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Colcannon for St. Patrick’s Day

We love Corned Beef and Cabbage, but as St. Patrick's Day approaches, we have something else on our mind.

Potatoes Colcannon is a classic and traditional Irish dish made from mashed potatoes and greens--usually cabbage or kale. Sometimes studded with bacon, this dish is open to interpretation by design. Typically made from what's on hand, you'll find versions with different varieties of potatoes, greens, and flavorful add-ins.

Our version is simple: potatoes, cabbage, and plenty of butter. We've chosen our favorite mashing potato, the Yukon Gold, but you can use Russet, yellow, or any other potato you would normally use for mashing. We peeled ours for ultimate creaminess, but if you like a little texture in your mashed potatoes, leave the skin on. For an extra depth of flavor, you can roast or sauté the cabbage before adding to the potatoes.

While Colcannon is a great side dish, we also love the opportunities for using up leftovers. Top your favorite braise with Colcannon for a take on shepherd's pie, griddle patties to top with an egg for breakfast, combine the mix with chopped corned beef to make bite-size croquettes, or spread it in a tortilla with scrambled eggs for a shockingly perfect breakfast taco!

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