“Colcannon, the humble and beloved dish of mashed potatoes and cabbage, gets extra richness of flavor from leeks, butter, caraway, and anise seeds. It’s a perfect side for your corned beef dinner.”
Creamy Irish Colcannon
This is a creamy and a healthy version of original Colcannon, by using chicken broth and a small amount of butter instead of the milk and 1/4 cup butter.
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- 1 pound potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
- 4 cups finely chopped cabbage
- 2 large leeks (white and pale green parts only), sliced into 1/4-inch rounds
- 1 cup chicken broth (or substitute milk)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 tablespoons caraway seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon anise seeds
- Place the potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water.
- Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes.
- Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
- While potatoes are boiling, place the cabbage into a pot with several tablespoons of water; cover, bring to a boil over medium heat, and reduce heat to medium-low.
- Cook the cabbage until tender, 10 to 15 minutes.
- Pour off any excess liquid, and set the cabbage aside.
- Place the sliced leeks, broth, caraway seeds, and anise seeds into a large saucepan over medium-low heat, and bring to a simmer.
- Cook the leeks until soft, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add the butter, and season with salt and pepper
- Remove the mixture and set aside allowing the butter to melt.
- Mash the potatoes with a masher in a large bowl, and stir in the leek mixture until the mashed potatoes are slightly chunky.
- Stir in the cooked cabbage, and serve.
- If you prefer a richer blend... use milk and 1/4 cup of butter instead of the chicken broth. Potatoes actually are better after cooled in the fridge (the starch compounds change).
- Add chopped or diced ham for a variety.
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Ron loves cabbage, but he can’t stand the smell of it cooking. lol
I knew I would find something he liked, Sandy! However, I don’t even mind the smell….