Colcannon

An age-old Irish peasant dish assembled from leftovers, colcannon potatoes are traditionally served on St. Patrick's Day and Halloween but are also enjoyed throughout the year. The name colcannon comes from the Gaelic word for white-headed cabbage, an essential ingredient in the tasty mash along with potatoes, cream, butter, and sauteed leeks or onions. Home cooks customarily bury charms or coins, foretelling good luck or wealth, in the dish, perhaps in an effort to get children to eat their vegetables. Our colcannon makes a wonderful accompaniment to Stout-Braised Short Ribs (see related recipe at left).
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Review 1 for Colcannon
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
woodlandbird
,Woodland Park
,CO
May 10, 2013
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Favorite way to eat potatoes
May 10, 2013
We followed this recipe exactly and it was absolutely wonderful with rosemary elk steaks. Even better the next day. I wouldn't make a single change, except maybe doubling it. :) Delicious!
Pros: Yield, Good Value, Easy, Kid-Friendly, Healthy, Appearance, Impressive, Will Make Again
Review 2 for Colcannon
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
aBusyCook
January 26, 2013
Ability level:Intermediate
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
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Amazing leftovers
January 26, 2013
This is a winter staple in our house as the combination of lots of veggies and bacon is perfect for myself and my husband. It also makes great leftovers (another crucial element for me). Only comment is that I wouldn't use any other potato but russet / Idaho (we tried yukon gold and it became mussy and gross after 1 day)
Pros: Yield, Healthy, Will Make Again
Review 3 for Colcannon
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
RainyDay
,Seattle
,WA
Seattle, WA
March 17, 2012
Ability level:Advanced
Cooks for:1 to 2 people
Cooks:Every day
Would You Recommend? Yes
+4points
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Great Comfort Food
March 17, 2012
This was pretty good. A bit messy to make, but rather easy. We had this with pulled pork that had braised for 9 hours and wow....what a combo!
My only disappointment is that the flavours of the leek, scallion and bacon weren't as pronounced as I would have liked. I will probably tweak it a bit next time to suit personal preferences.
Overall though, good, hearty comfort food.
Pros: Good Value, Will Make Again