Friday 22 September 2017

Recipe of the week -- Colcannon

I LOVE the warming earthiness of colcannon -- it's my favourite way to eat cabbage. You can also use kale for this recipe. Serves 4

Ingredients:

* 500g of cabbage -- stalks removed and then shredded

* 500g potatoes, scrubbed

* 2 sticks butter

* 150ml hot milk

* 4 spring onions, finely chopped

Directions

* Steam the potatoes in their skins for a half hour, then peel and mash them.

* Add a lump of butter.

* Season well.

* Meanwhile, steam the cabbage or kale in a small amount of boiling water until tender. Don't overcook.

* Put the milk in a pan and throw in the spring onions, simmering for about five minutes.

* Add this and the cabbage/kale to the spuds and beat well.

* Serve with a knob of butter on top and sprinkle with some parsley.

* Some chopped ham or crispy bacon added in before serving also works a treat.

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