I’d never had colcannon, although I did see Tyler Florence make it on Food Network once, and it looked SO GOOD, I meant to try it, but it just never happened.
My mom and her boyfriend were travelling through on their way to Arizona last night, and I thought I’d try something in honor of St. Pat’s Day – but honestly, I hate corned beef. So I thought I’d give roast chicken & colcannon a try.
Potatoes, cabbage, onions and bacon – I mean, really – how can you go wrong? Check this out!
Easy Irish Colcannon Recipe
- 1/2 medium head green cabbage chopped small
- 6-7 medium russet potatoes quartered and cut into 1" pieces
- 1/2 onion minced
- 1 stick 1/2 Cup butter
- 4 slices bacon cooked crisp and crumbled
- 1/4 cup butter
In a large pot cover potatoes with water and salt liberally
Bring to a boil and let simmer until almost done
When potatoes are about 5-8 minutes away from done, add in the cabbage and cover again
While cabbage and potatoes cook, melt the stick of butter in a skillet and add in the onions. Saute the onions until translucent, then add the milk. Heat through and turn heat off
When potatoes are completely done, drain cabbage and potato mixture and dump it into your mixer
Add in the milk, onion, butter mixture and whip with the paddle attachment
When most of the lumps are gone, add in the bacon and mix again for just a few seconds
Serve with gravy or butter and enjoy!