Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made with mashed potatoes and cabbage or kale. Add some ham or bacon to make it tastier. For this recipe, I decided to use garlic to make it more aromatic. You may eat this yummy comfort food as is or serve it as a side along with grilled meats, pies or casseroles.
1kg potatoes, peeled and coarsely chopped
1/3 cup milk
1/4 cup cream or half and half
3 cups cabbage, finely shredded
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
Salt and white pepper to taste
Place the potatoes in a large saucepan with salted cold water over high heat. Bring it to a boil. Reduce the heat and let it simmer for another 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft. Drain and discard the liquid. Return the cooked potatoes in the pan and then add the milk, cream and half of the butter. Mash it with a potato masher or fork until it is smooth.
Next, melt the remaining butter in a medium sized saucepan over medium heat. SautÃ© the garlic for 1-2 minutes until it is light brown and fragrant. Add the cabbage. Cook it for 5-8 minutes or until it is tender. Stir occasionally. Do not overcook. We still want it to be a bit crunchy.
Combine the potato and cabbage mixture in the large saucepan. Mix well. Season it with salt and pepper to taste. Stir in the chives. Spoon some colcannon on a plate and serve warm.
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