There were a few requests that you made to us to prepare this recipe of Irish colcannon, the other great Irish mash that you have to try, when I showed you one of my favorite recipes of the gastronomy of Ireland, the champ, its wonderful mashed potatoes with spring onions cooked in milk ideal for garnishes.
So, although my planning was more focused on seasonal recipes, I quickly prepared this simple recipe so that you can incorporate it into your garnish recipe book as I am sure you will also enjoy preparing it.
For 4 people
Medium white cabbage, very chopped
Liquid cream for cooking
How to mash Irish Colcannon
The Colcannon is traditionally made with mashed potatoes and cabbage although now it is fashionable to make it with Kale. I have used half a cabbage, milk, cream, butter, salt and pepper, but you can do it with this cabbage or with kale.
In every house in Ireland, the Irish colcannon is made with a recipe of its own, with more or less cream or by adding other ingredients such as spring onions, leeks, or chives. In addition, depending on the area of Ireland you visit, we find many regional variations of this dish. We will prepare it by cooking the cabbage in abundant water with salt for 15 minutes. On the other hand, we cook the unpeeled potatoes in a pan with water and salt for 20 minutes until they are tender.
Melt 25 g of butter in a large pan and use it to saute the cabbage for a few minutes, stirring until it is tender and slightly browned. Then add the finely chopped spring onion and cook for another minute.
Peel the potatoes and mash them. (Never use the mixer to make a puree or it will be elastic). Mix the potatoes with 100 ml of liquid cream and 50 g more butter, then add the content of the pan, the sauteed and crispy cabbage and the spring onion. Beat with sticks until the colcannon is bound and fluffy.
What to serve with Irish Colcannon mash
The recipe for Colcannon, the other great Irish mash you have to try, is perfect as a garnish for roasted and stewed meats, and particularly another delicious Irish recipe, the Irish Stew that I have already written down in the to-do list, although you can try it with the recipe for this stew that the Corrs family makes.