This is a traditional Irish dish – an old family favorite. My mother’s grandmother was from Ireland so my mother grew up with a lot of Irish cooking…and she passed that on to us! Colcannon is one of my favorites, along with scones. Yum! There are dozens of different ways to make colcannon – this is the one Mom made most of the time and my favorite version. There has never been a written recipe in the family so this time when I made it I paid attention to amount and ratios… and ironically it turned out the best tasting colcannon ever! :) (at least that I have made) It could have been due to the fact that I disregarded any attempt at healthy cooking this time! Ha! Well, with St. Patrick’s day coming up, as with any holiday, this is the perfect time to splurge in your cooking! Have fun and enjoy!
1. Slice peeled potatoes in half and place in pot. Fill with enough water to cover and boil for 25 minutes, or until soft. While the potatoes are cooking, melt 4 Tb butter in large saucepan. Add minced onion and stir to coat with butter. Add cabbage over onions. Cover saucepan and cook over med-low to medium heat for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until cabbage is soft.