Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Colcannon and Dinner Results
So tonights dinner of Guinness Irish Stew, Irish Soda Bread, Colcannon, and Baileys Chocolate Chip Cheesecake. I decided to make the Colcannon to help supplement the rest of the meal so everyone had enough. It all was awesome! Everyone loved it!! The cheesecake was a bit rich, but you could really taste the Baileys and it was good!
Here is the recipe for the Colcannon:
3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and quartered
3 tbsp. milk or unsweetened/plain soy milk
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
2 cups chopped cabbage or kale
2 tbsp. butter or margarine
1/4 cup chopped onions or green onions
Cook potatoes in a pot of boiling water until tender. Drain, reserving water.
Place the hot potatoes in a large bowl.
Add chopped cabbage to the reserved potato water. Cook 6-8 minutes or until tender.
Meanwhile, fry the onions in the butter or margarine.
When they are cool enough to handle, mash potates with a hand masher or fork. Add the fried onions and cabbage.
Add milk, salt and pepper and beat until fluffy.
Indulgent peasants: fry in a touch of oil or margarine to make colcannon patties.
Rich peasants: add cheese and a touch of butter to the top.
Modern peasants: colcannon can be made with leftover meat. Add some chopped meatless ham when mixing the ingredients together.
Nutritious peasants: substitue kale for the cabbage.
I added carrots to mine and it turned out super yummy!