Cook Up a Traditional Irish Dish for St. Paddy’s Day
St. Patrick's Day is Tuesday and for 24 hours, everyone is Irish. To fully celebrate your 24 hours of being Irish, why not enjoy a great, traditional Irish potato dish called Colcannon? If you like mashed potatoes, your more than on your way to being a fan of Colcannon.
Colcannon is one of the most popular dishes at MacFarlane's Celtic Pub and it's got quite a history in Irish culture. It's true Irish food and it's pretty easy to make.
Here's how you do it.
Many years ago in Ireland, Colcannon was mainly served only at Halloween. It was just one of those Irish traditions that held on for ages until someone must have said, "Hey, this is too good to have just once a year" so folks started enjoying this great dish year-round.
Here's how to make your own Colcannon:
1 pound of kale
1/2 pint of water
1 Tbsp vegetable oil
1 1/2 pounds of potatoes
1 medium onion
1 cup of milk
2 oz. of butter
Simmer the kale in water and oil for about 10 minutes then drain the kale and chop it finely.
Put the milk and onion in a saucepan and cook it very lightly. The oniob should still have some 'bite' to it.
Boil the potatoes and carrots together and drain. Mash the potato and carrot mixture together.
Add all the ingredients together and mash and mix well.
Put it on a warm serving dish and make a well in the middle of the mixture. Put lots of butter in the well, salt and pepper to taste and dig in.
If you've never had Colcannon before, I think you'll find this to be quite a treat and it just may become a family favorite!