Sunday, March 18, 2018

Red Tractor March - Colcannon

It was St Patrick's Day yesterday, so it seemed fitting to make the Red Tractor March recipe - Colcannon.  Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish of cabbage and mashed potatoes all mixed together - a bit like Heaven and Earth is apples and mashed potatoes.

I chose to serve my Colcannon with corned beef, mustard, tomato sauce and mixed vegetables - a pretty good meal.  Corned beef is also quite economical as you get a lot of meat for your money and there are always tons of leftovers.

Here is the accompanying Red Tractor quote for March, an Irish blessing:

To make Colcannon, you will need:

1kg Sebago potatoes, peeled and chopped
1/4 Savoy cabbage, cored and thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
4 spring onions, finely chopped
2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
1/2 cup milk
a knob of butter

Boil up the potatoes and cabbage separately until soft, and drain.

Mash the potatoes, then add the garlic, butter and milk and mix well.

Add the cabbage, spring onions and parsley and mix well again.



Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

I haven't actually made that many Irish dishes but I'd really like to give colcannon a go!

Johanna GGG said...

What a lovely irish blessing - and you look like you had a hearty irish meal to celebrate St Pat's day - I wished for more energy to do something but this year was not the year for it - glad to have a little vicarious celebration here!

Cakelaw said...

I thought it was cute too.

Kayte said...

I love Irish granny was forever making it and we were always happy to eat it. I make it once or twice a year, always with her in mind. Fun to see yours.