Colcannon: An All Saints Day Tradition

Today is All Saints Day.
Eating Colcannon is a tradition in Ireland.
As we celebrate, we are reminded of all the Saints who are no longer with us.
This comforting Irish dish combines potatoes and cabbage.


4 medium potatoes
4 teaspoons salt divided
8 ounces butter divided
4 tablespoons milk
1 small head of cabbage
1 medium onion
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

Peel and chop your potatoes, onion and cabbage. Put the potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and allow to cook for 10-15 minutes.

Drain and transfer to a large bowl. add half the stick of butter (4 ounces) and the milk. Mash until everything is incorporated.

Put the other half of the butter in a frying pan with the cabbage, salt and onions. Cook on medium until tender about 15 minutes.

Stir the cabbage mixture into the potatoes and serve hot.

Colcannon: An All Saints Day Tradition Colcannon: An All Saints Day Tradition

Peace be with you,

Copyright 2012 Veronica Gantley