Colcannon- An Irish Mashed Potatoes dish that combines creamy mashed potatoes with scallions, cabbage, and ham for a flavorful meal.
This is a staple around these parts, especially for St. Patrick’s Day when we want to eat all of our Irish favorites. This potato dish is hearty, and Colcannon is a traditional meal in the Irish countryside, as it is everything Irish food should be–hearty, simple, and delicious.
What do you eat Colcannon with?
The beauty of this colcannon recipe is it can be a stand alone dish. The dish is meant to be kind of a toss together, hearty meal that has everything you need in one. However, it is also really nice served with the following:
- Corned Beef
- As a side along with a nice roast.
- I even really love it as the topping for something like a Cottage Pie or Shepherd’s Pie.
Other Fun Irish Inspired Recipes:
- 3 pounds red potatoes scrubbed
- 1 cup butter
- 1 1/4 cups half and half or whole milk
- 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper
- 1 head cabbage cored and finely shredded
- 1- pound ham or bacon pre-cooked
- 4 scallions finely chopped
- 1 Tbsp parsley leaves chopped, for garnish
- Wash potatoes and place them in a steamer pot, with their skins on, steam for 30 minutes.
- When potatoes are done steaming for 30 minutes, peel potatoes using a knife and fork. Discard peels, place inside of potatoes in a large bowl.
- Mash potatoes thoroughly to remove all the lumps.
- Add 1/2 cup of butter into hot potatoes, in small pieces. Gradually add half and half, stirring continuously.
- Season with black pepper. Set aside.
- Meanwhile, while potatoes cook, in a large pot filled with unsalted water, boil the shredded cabbage until it turns a slightly darker color.
- Once color changes, add 2 tablespoons butter to pot.
- Cover with lid and cook for 2 additional minutes. Remove from heat.
- Drain cabbage thoroughly, and add it to the potatoes pan.
- Chop already cooked ham or bacon into small pieces, and add to the potato pan.
- Chop and scallions, and stir it all together gently.
- To serve, add to a bowl or plate, and make a small well or indentation in the top of the potato mound, add butter, and sprinkle with parsley.
Our recipe card software calculates these nutrition facts based on averages for the above ingredients, different brands, and quality of produce/meats may have different nutritional information, always calculate your own based on the specific products you use in order to achieve accurate macros for this recipe.