Kochtopf of 1x umrühren bitte is hosting a one-off event in honor of today: St. Pat’s Day: Green or Irish, in which we’re asked to cook or bake something green or Irish. Today, we had corned beef and colcannon.
Now, I know that corned beef isn’t traditionally Irish, although it’s often served on St. Patty’s Day, but the side dish that we do serve with it is: colcannon. There are tons of colcannon recipes out there, but our version is as simple as can be. Boil a head of diced savoy cabbage with about 3 lbs. of peeled and diced potatoes, and then make mashed potatoes in the manner of which you usually do – in our case, we use lots of butter and cream and sea salt (hey, I didn’t say it was healthy!). Or you can use it as a base for adding your own flavors, like herbs or horseradish or anything else that tickles your fancy.
Be sure to check the roundup of what everyone else made after the 20th.