Friday, June 18, 2010

Colcannon


I think I’ll let wikipedia tell you a little about this:
“Colcannon is traditionally made from mashed potatoes, kale or cabbage, butter, salt, and pepper. It can contain other ingredients such as milk, cream, leeks, onions, chives, garlic, boiled ham or Irish bacon. At one time it was a cheap, year-round staple food, though it is usually eaten in Autumn/Winter, when kale comes into season.”

Years ago Peter got a jones for making colcannon, invariably with cabbage. I was never crazy about it but ate it just the same. More recently we’ve begun making it (quite often in fact) with other greens, spinach, chard and, now, stuff out of our garden.

The version we had last night was potato and arugula, milk, cheese, and I don’t know what else. No recipe is necessary – just mix together whatever you like. The picture shows colcannon with the last of the country-style pork ribs from earlier in the week, dressed with some pan juices.

1 comment:

Jenn said...

So you just mix it together and heat it up in the oven or in a pan? What a great way to use some left over things. Not a kale fan, but heck all those other yummy greens you said would wonderful! I have heard of colcannon but never had it before...guess I was afraid but after actually seeing it... yea, gonna have to try it for sure!

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