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Colcannon is an Irish gastronomic speciality made from potatoes and cabbage. A real treat for the taste buds, for a 100% economical dish! Don’t hesitate to try it in restaurants or pubs during your stay: you will be amazed by so much taste for so much simplicity!
Presentation of the Colcannon A sure value of Irish gastronomy…
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Like many Irish dishes, colcannon is a very nourishing meal! It is a thick purée cooked with potatoes, cabbage, butter, milk, and onions.
A real delight for a fairly economical budget!
It is notably served on
Halloween (named Samain), or on cold winter days.
It is traditional to hide a clean piece in the mashed potatoes: whoever finds it on his plate will be lucky for the next few days! A kind of equivalent of our galette des rois, so to speak!
Recipe of the Colcannon
Ingredients (4 people)
1 kg of potatoes
1 green cabbage
3 tablespoons of fresh cream
50g of butter
Peel and wash the potatoes. Cook them in boiling water until they are tender inside.
Drain them, then mash them in a saucepan with milk
Then, get to grips with the onions: wash them, slice them, then fry them in a pan.
Meanwhile, wash the cabbage, then slice it finely and add it to the onions. Leave it to cook.
Once cooked, add the onions and cabbage to the purée. Bind the preparation with the butter and parsley, and serve on your plates. All that’s left to do is sit at the table and enjoy!
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