"I make this every St. Patrick's Day. My family loves it and I don't know why I don't make it more often. Don't forget to hide a dollar coin or two for the lucky children who find them."
You can find steaming batches of colcannon in homes across the U.S. every St. Patrick's Day as people celebrate Irish culture with this traditional dish. But in Ireland, Colcannon is more often associated with Halloween than St. Patrick's Day – and is used as a fortune-telling device often along with a meal.
Method for Colcannon Bake
- 1Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two. Season the potatoes with salt, and mash with 6 tablespoons of butter, sour cream, egg, and milk.
- 2Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 2-quart casserole.
- 3Heat 1 teaspoon butter in a skillet over medium heat, and cook and stir the cabbage, leeks, and onion until the cabbage is tender and the onion is translucent, about 10 minutes. Crush 2 bouillon cubes into the cabbage mixture, and stir to blend and dissolve the cubes. Stir the cabbage mixture into the potato mixture until thoroughly mixed, and spoon into the prepared casserole.
- 4Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes; top with Cheddar cheese, and return to oven until the cheese melts, about 10 minutes.
- 3 potatoes, peeled and quartered
- 1 pinch salt
- 6 tablespoons butter, cut into small chunks
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed
- 1 teaspoon butter, or as needed
- 3 cups shredded cabbage
- 2 leeks, chopped
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 cubes chicken bouillon
- 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
March 22, 2017