Recipe of the Week: Irish Colcannon Potatoes and Cabbage


It’s almost March, and that means time to get ready for Irish Cuisine!  This week’s entree is enough Irish to make my best friend, ‘Zoochica’, want to kiss the cook that makes this!  (FYI, that’s a lot of Irish!)

Ingredients:

  • water for boiling
  • 5 large potatoes
  • 1 head green cabbage, chopped
  • 3 leeks, sliced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste

Preparation:

Place potatoes in a large pot and add enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil and cook for at least 20 minutes, or until potatoes are tender.In a separate pot, boil the cabbage in water for 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.In another pot or skillet, cook leeks in cream until tender, about 15 minutes.

When potatoes are done cooking, mash them together with leeks, cream, nutmeg, salt and pepper. Add cabbage and stir to combine. Add more salt and pepper to taste and enjoy!

 

 

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