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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Tutorial Tuesday: Colcannon Recipe 6/01/2010

Delicious, comfort food is on today's tutorial menu. Colcannon is a tasty, easy and inexpensive Irish dish that we have just discovered and now love! I used this recipe for the tutorial. Hope you get to try it sometime, it's so much better than mashed potatoes. This dish is definitely a keeper:

Steam potatoes that have been quartered. Don't forget to keep the skin on. Steam until tender.

Chop your cabbage. And boil in water until the color darkens.

When cabbage is darkened, turn off heat, add a knob of butter and cover. This step really makes the cabbage tender and delicious. Baby Boy loved it just like that.

Drain. Do not rinse.

Chop green onions.

Meanwhile, boil your meat in your choice of flavored or plain water. This can be ham, roast, or whatever you have. We've had it with ham, but for the tutorial, I had a small roast on hand so that's what went into the pot. Boil until tender and then shred and set aside.

Put milk and green onions in a saucepan with whatever seasoning you want. I like adding black pepper. Bring to a boil.

Peel and mash potatoes in a large skillet or bowl.

Add butter and mix well.

Stir in seasoned milk, cabbage and meat.

Serve with a pat of butter and enjoy!

As part of his learning how to cook, Baby Boy got to taste each ingredient by itself so he can recognize it all someday. I'm hoping anyway. For now, he thinks it's just awesome that he got to eat before everyone else!
A little cabbage, some roast and a bit of potato. Yum.
Happy Tuesday, folks!

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