Colcannon

Colcannon

Colcannon
Leave it to the potato-loving Irish to dream up colcannon, spuds mashed with finely chopped cabbage and enriched with lots of cream. Get the recipe for Colcannon »Penny De Los Santos

Leave it to the potato-loving Irish to dream up colcannon, spuds mashed with finely chopped cabbage and enriched with lots of cream. There are as many versions of this classic dish as there are Irishmen: Some cooks add carrots or kale to the mix, others incorporate butter, bacon, and caramelized onions. I recently tried a dairy-free version in Cashel, County Tipperary, where dark green cabbage was simmered in chicken stock and mashed with salted, boiled potatoes. Sacrilege? Probably. But still, so delicious. —Brenda Weaver, a Florida-based writer and illustrator