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Thread: Have a Family Recipe for Colcannon?

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    Have a Family Recipe for Colcannon?

    Colcannon is a traditional, Irish dish, made with potatoes and cabbage and often has a small trinket, or fortune hidden inside. Gotta recipe? Please share.

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    Any recipe from Darina Allen, Richard Corrigan, Clodagh McKenna, or other Irish chef/food writer will help you.
    Although, many people (me included) will say that there is no such recipe; it is really what you put together with mashed potatoes, cabbage/kale, onions/spring onions, salt, pepper, and most importantly Butter and milk. It is a recipe made with love, with what you have to make a meal. I remember having it as dinner/supper coming home from school, scooped out centre with a blob of butter melting in there from the heat of the dish; eating it from the edges and dipping each forkful in the melting butter. It was bliss, and one of my most abiding memories of coming home hungry from school. A plateful of this ambrosia was warming to the soul, and left our bellies full, until up for a breakfast of porridge next morning.
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    Colcannon with an added trinket/small coin of some type would have been made around Halloween only - in my part of Ireland anyway.

    I often find that peasant dishes, such as colcannon, are often 'gentrified' with attempts made by various chefs to 'do' something with a few simple ingredients, only to end up ruining a dream.

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    This isn't a family recipe but we love it. I saw Bobby Flay make it once and have been making it ever since. It is best made with the Yukon Gold potatoes called for but I usually use whatever potatoes I have. ttps://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/yukon-gold-colcannon-with-sauteed-kale-and-cabbage-and-bacon-butter-4543687?soc=sharepin

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    That is almost like asking for THE recipe for potato salad - LOL. Every family, every area will be different. You start with potatoes, cabbage, butter and cream - then go for it. Many add a bit of cooked bacon, some spring onions and use milk instead of cream. Some add kale or a bit of spinach. Years ago I started to always add rutabaga or cauliflower to my regular mashed potatoes and so I naturally add them to my colcannon. Also a bit of nutmeg to any mashed potato item helps enhance. Again, it is what your family likes to eat. The most important part of this dish is that it is eaten with the family gathered around the table and enjoying each other!

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