Colcannon: Irish Comfort Food with A Song!

14 Mar

I’m not irish, but I pretend I be. I listen to Irish music, my daughter is an irish dancer and I like to drink at Irish pubs. So, of course I have to cook up some Irish fare this week in honor of ‘ole St. Patty!

Today’s Irish fare: Colcannon!

You can’t go wrong with this potato and cabbage comfort food that has its own song…sing it with me now!

Colcannon Song:

Did you ever eat Colcannon, made from lovely pickled cream?
With the greens and scallions mingled like a picture in a dream.
Did you ever make a hole on top to hold the melting flake
Of the creamy, flavoured butter that your mother used to make?

The chorus goes:

Yes you did, so you did, so did he and so did I.
And the more I think about it sure the nearer I’m to cry.
Oh, wasn’t it the happy days when troubles we had not,
And our mothers made Colcannon in the little skillet pot.

Here’s an easy recipe that I found, enjoy!



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