Corned Beef and Colcannon

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    Happy St. Patrick’s Day Everyone!  It’s that time of the year where everyone wears green and drinks green.  St. Patty’s day has never been one of my big holidays to celebrate, but it is a big day for Rex and his family.  Every year they made a big celebration on St. Patrick’s Day, not just for leprechauns and the Irish but to celebrate his Grandmother’s Birthday!  How fun would that be to have your birthday on a holiday like St. Patty’s!  So I knew that if I didn’t recreate the typical Irish dinner for the big day, I would be a bad wife.  I have to admit that it turned out really great!  The Corned Beef was something I just bought at the grocery store.  It was already cured and had the seasoning with it.  It turned out really good, but I think next year I will make it myself.  The real star of the show was the Colcannon I made.  This recipe comes from the kitchen of Jane Brody.  I think Colcannon is officially my new favorite side dish.  So if you haven’t figured out what you are going to make for dinner tonight, enjoy this recipe and ask yourself one question….”Do you feel lucky?” 

Colcannon

What you need:

  • 6 medium white potatoes
  • 1 medium cabbage, shredded
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used a little more)
  • 4 T butter
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese (divided)

Boil potatoes until soft and set aside to cool.  Save water and add shredded cabbage and onion to boiling water and let cook until tender (about 5 minutes).  Drain vegetables, set aside.

Mash potatoes with milk and butter, and add cabbage and onion to potato mixture.  Mix in half of the cheddar cheese and add salt and pepper to taste. 

Transfer mixture to a greased 13×7 baking dish and top with remaining cheese.  Bake in 350 degree oven until heated through and cheese is melted on top. 

Happy Chewing!

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3 responses »

  1. Colcannon is delicious any day but especially on this Irish day of celebration. Happy Birthday to your husband’s grandmother. I’m sure she will enjoy the meal you have prepared.

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