Friday, March 19, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Dinner 2010

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I just love St. Patrick's Day dinner. This year I tried only one new recipe- it was for Colcannon, and it was definitely a hit. I made quite a few changes from the original recipe I found- so here they are below:

Colcannon
Adapted from the Food Network

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes, scrubbed
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cups hot milk
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Salt
  • 1/4 head cabbage, cored and finely shredded
  • 1/2 lb. bacon, fried and coarsely chopped
  • Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish

Directions

Peel and roughly chop potatoes, and boil them until tender for about 15 minutes. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps. Add 1 stick of butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the time. (I only needed a little less than 3/4 cup of the milk.) Season with a few grinds of black pepper and a teaspoon or so salt.

Boil the cabbage in unsalted water until it turns a darker color. Add 2 tablespoons butter to tenderize it. Cover with lid for 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly before returning it to the pan. Chop into small pieces.

Add cabbage, scallions, and bacon to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently. Sprinkle with parsley and check for seasonings.

And here's a list of the rest of the players at this year's annual St. Patrick's Day dinner:


3 comments:

Derek, Laura & Peyson said...

you should start a resteraunt. your dishes always look so scrumptious. how do you do it?

Miss M! said...

That looks so good! Colcannon definitely sounds like a tastier alternative to the regular boiled cabbage and potatoes you see on this day.

HeidiB said...

We tried Colcannon this St. Patty's day as well and LOVED it! The recipe I tried had green onion cooked with the potatoes and cabbage as well. I thought it added a very nice flavor. I deviated from the recipe and put some cheese in it as well. It will be our traditional St. Patrick's day recipe and I'll try yours next time!

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