Recently in my Books & Hooks Facebook Group, I posted a recipe for Colcannon. If you don’t know what Colcannon is, you’re not alone because I didn’t either until I found the recipe. Basically it’s mashed potatoes with cabbage, green onion, and lots of butter mixed in. It sounded delicious, so I decided to try making it.
First, here’s the original recipe: Colcannon by Saving Room for Dessert
Here’s what hers looked like:
Who wouldn’t want to dive into that?
It may shock you to learn that mine looked a little different:
First, I need to preface that I’m not a cook. Not only that, I intensely dislike cooking. I do love collecting recipes, but that’s as far as I prefer to go. Alas, I do have to feed my family, so I end up cooking a few meals a week.
I thought the Colcannon looked easy, and it really was. I would totally make this again even though I don’t like cabbage that much. I didn’t have any Yukon Gold potatoes, so I used red ones instead and didn’t peel them because who has time for that?
I put the butter underneath the hot potatoes so it would melt easily. I also cut down the amount of butter, but I don’t recommend doing that unless you have to. I ended up adding a tad extra salt because I used less butter.
While the potatoes were boiling, I sautéed the cabbage and green onion in some olive oil and a sprinkle of salt.
After it was wilted and the cabbage a tad browned, I whipped the potatoes. Then I stirred in the cabbage and onion mixture.
The original recipe called for kale, but yuck, so no kale. Once everything was stirred together, the dish was done. You have the option to add a knob of butter on top and let it melt before serving, which I ignored.
When I make this again, I’ll add more cabbage and onion, along with some seasoned salt and probably a little bit of bacon. Overall it was really good and something different from the usual mashed potatoes I make (from a box, don’t tell anyone!)
Have you had Colcannon before? How do you make it?