When flipping through “The Complete Irish Pub Cookbook,” I was surprised to find a Halloween recipe! I found a recipe for Colcannon, which is a traditional Irish dish of creamy mashed potatoes mixed with cabbage that is often served at Halloween. It is said that the cook would often hide a lucky charm or a coin in the Colcannon and whoever would find it would have good luck and good fortune! There’s also a legend out there that say that a girl would put some colcannon into a stocking, hang it on the front door and whoever would come through the door next would become her husband!!
- 4 russet potatoes
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 2/3 cups light cream
- Half of a small cabbage
- 6 scallions
- Salt and Pepper
- Wash and peel your potatoes.
- Once peeled, cut potatoes into cubes.
- Add potatoes into a pot of water on the stove.
- Turn stove on high and bring to a boil. Continue boiling until potatoes are tender.
- Drain potatoes and add into a mixer.
- Turn mixer on medium to mash potatoes.
- Add in your butter and cream and continue mixing well.
- Cut your cabbage in half (you will only use one half of it).
- Cut the half that you are using into half again and then cut both pieces into thin shreds.
- Cook the cabbage in a large pot of boiling salted water for about 3 minutes.
- Drain cabbage and then add to the potatoes and mix well.
- Finely chop your six scallion sand stir into the potato/cabbage mixture.
- Season well with salt and pepper.
- Hide your lucky charm at this point if you would like and serve!!
ONE Year Ago: Cooking Inspiration: Julia Child
xoxo, Food Marriage