Monday, September 1, 2014

Colcannon

  • 1 med head cabbage, quartered
  • 2 lb potatoes, scrubbed and sliced with skins left on
  • 2 leeks, washed and sliced
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp mace
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cube unsalted butter

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and boil the cabbage until tender, about 12-15 minutes. Drain and chop the cabbage. Set aside.

Bring another pot of water to a boil and boil the potatoes until tender. Drain and set aside.

Put the leeks in a saucepan, cover with the milk and simmer until tender. Set aside.

Add the mace, salt and pepper, and garlic to the pot with the potatoes and mash well with a hand masher. Add the leeks and milk and mix in with the potatoes. Add a little more milk if necessary to make it smooth. Mash in the cabbage and the butter. You want to achieve a smooth-buttery-potato with pieces of leek and cabbage well distributed throughout.

Transfer to an ovenproof dish and place under the broiler to brown.

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