Indulge in Irish Colcannon—Creamed Potatoes & Cabbage!
Column and photos by Ali Carter, Wisconsin Potato Growers Auxiliary
Although none of us are Irish and we are not typically ones to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day, it sometimes ends up being a bit of a fun requirement. March at the Carter house is filled with birthdays, and two of those fall on March 17.
And, as with most holidays around here, we celebrate with food.
Armed with some Wisconsin russet potatoes and a beautiful green head of cabbage, my daughter and I made a batch of Creamed Potatoes and Cabbage to honor the month. The Irish call the dish Colcannon, and there’s even a song about it!
This is very close to the traditional recipe, but we feel it is a bit simpler and just as tasty.
In about 30 minutes, you can have a warm and colorfully pretty dish to serve alongside your corned beef and Irish soda bread.