Irish Mashed Potatoes & Cabbage (Colcannon)

Time: 30 minutes

Music Selection: The Rumjacks – Home

This Irish mashed potato recipe is one that is comfort food. It is often served at pubs. I like it as a twist on our regular mashed potatoes, as it is tasty and adds some extra vegetables into it. It is great as a side dish to saucy ribs or roast chicken. Perfect on a chilly night. Make a huge batch, and make the leftovers into breakfast potato pancakes!!


5 large potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks

¼ cup butter

½ cup heavy cream

½ cup sour cream

¼ head green cabbage, finely sliced and cut into 1 inches

1/3 cup water

2 shallots


Toppings: butter, sour cream and/or bacon bits


In large pot of water, boil the potatoes until soft (takes 15 – 20 minutes).

In the meantime, in a large skillet, place 2 Tbsp butter and saute the onion and shallots until they are getting soft and a bit browned. Add 1/3 cup of water and let it boil out and evaporate. Lower heat and add the ½ cup of heavy cream. Heat it but do not boil. Take off heat.

When the potatoes are done, drain the water from them. While piping hot, add the remaining butter and sour cream. Mash the potatoes until smooth. Add salt/pepper to taste.

Mix in the cabbage, shallots and cream. Serve hot with toppings!

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