Real Irish Colcannon
Real Irish Colcannon is made with Irish butter and cheddar cheese, cabbage and spring onion. It doesn’t get more Celtic than this. This is naturally green comfort food and a St Patrick’s Day favorite.
I can’t think of anything more comforting than a big bowl of mashed potato with heaps of Irish cheddar cheese and good Irish creamy butter. This is why I I call it ‘real Irish’.
The butter and cheese are really the best there is out there. The Irish are very proud of their dairy and so they should be. I’m not being paid to say this, this is just my opinion and if you try them, you’ll agree and are available in most grocery stores here in the U.S.
The name is derived from the word cál ceannann which is Celtic for ‘head cabbage’.
The colcannon can be made 2 days ahead of time. You can simply reheat in a the microwave for a few minutes, or to a pan over low heat. Add a small amount of milk so it doesn’t dry out and burn on the bottom, stirring often.
What do you serve with colcannon?
Anything Irish of course and what is better than Irish Guinness Stew. This can be a complete St Patrick’s Day meal.
I also have Irish dessert ideas too. Irish Chocolate Cake with Baileys Buttercream Frosting or Irish coffee Milkshake Shooters.
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