Friday, March 16, 2012

Irish Colcannon....


For those of you who aren't Irish, you may wonder what Colcannon is. It is an Irish dish of cabbage, potatoes, onion and bacon. It is a delightful dish and a perfect accompaniment to any supper, not just on St. Patrick's Day. It will be the perfect side dish for your corned beef supper. It is also a great covered dish recipe for your next Pot Luck supper. Your bowl will be empty when you come back home!

 


Colcannon
2 1/2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
4 slices bacon
1/2 small head cabbage, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1/2 cup milk
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 cup butter, melted
Place potatoes in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook for 15 to 20 minutes, until tender. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly brown. Drain the bacon; reserving drippings, crumble and set aside. In the reserved drippings, sauté the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent. Putting a lid on the pan helps the vegetables cook faster. Drain the cooked potatoes, mash with milk and season with salt and pepper. Fold in the bacon, cabbage, and onions, then transfer the mixture to a large serving bowl. Make a well in the center, and pour in the melted butter. Serve immediately. You will REALLY enjoy this recipe.
Till next time.....

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