Cál Ceannann (Colcannon)


submitted by tenkids2dogs {4 Recipes}

  • Prep Time:
    30 Mins
  • Cook Time:
    30 Mins
  • Total Prep + Cook Time:
    1 Hr
  • Level:
Cál Ceannann (Colcannon)

Makes: 10 bowls

Description: How can you make mashed potatoes a meal instead of a side? Add cabbage, scallions and bacon! Even if you're not Irish, after eating this, your eyes will be smilin' too! A fantastic comfort food, easy, inexpensive and insanely delicious, this will fast become a favorite wintertime meal for your family too. Its even better the next day!

5 lbs  potatoes
1lb  bacon
2 sticks  butter
1 head  cabbage
1 cup  milk
to taste  salt/pepper
1 bunch  scallions
5 cloves  garlic

Instructions: chop, boil potatoes and garlic cloves together (personal choice, I use Red Bliss, but have also used Yukon Gold)

make mashed potatoes,add butter, milk and mash (leave the garlic in the potatoes as you mash them)

boil the cabbage with a few pats of butter and kosher salt (the butter helps soften the cabbage)

cook the bacon.

chop the cabbage and bacon

mix the cabbage and bacon into the mashed potatoes, add chopped scallions

salt and pepper to taste
add more milk if too dry (type of potato used can affect dryness)

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Author image by AmAtHome | Baton Rouge, LA    
Aug 30, 2018

This sounds so good, I'm saving this to try for sure!

Author image by elph71 | TALLAHASSEE, FL    
Mar 07, 2013

Oh, I love Colcannon! It's a little time-intensive but oh so worth it. Don't forget to put a big pat of butter in the well.

Author image by cjwitty | Birmingham, AL    
Mar 06, 2013

Colcannon is wonderful. If you have leftovers from your boiled St.Patrick's Day Dinner, this is a great dish to make.

Author image by SmartyKitty | PHOENIX, AZ    
Apr 13, 2012

I love this dish, it's such comfort food. Add a couple of sausages on the side and I'm in heaven

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