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Colcannon Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wendy Lotze
Added: Monday, February 11, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 medium cabbage, quatered and sliced
2 lbs. potatoes, scrubbed and sliced
2 medium leeks, washed and sliced
1 cup milk*
1/2 tsp. mace
2 cloves garlic
8 T butter (1/2 cup)
salt and pepper to taste

Directions:
Directions:
1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add cabbage and cook until tender, 12-15 minutes, Drain and chop cabbage. Set aside.
2. Bring another pot of water to boil. Add potqatoes and boil until tender. Drain and set aside.
3. Put leeks in a saucepan, cover with milk and bring close to a boil, then turn down and simmer until tender. Set aside.
4. To pot with potatoes, add mace, salt & pepper, and garlic. Mash well with hand masher. Add leeks and their milk and mix well, taking care not to overmash the leeks. Add a little more milk if needed to make the mixture smooth. Now mash in the cabbage and butter. The desired texture is smooth, buttery potato with chunks of cabbage and leek.

5. Transfer to ovenproof casserole and place under broiler to brown.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
* Whole milk makes a real difference in this recipe, though evaporated milk can have a similar effect.

 

 

 

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