Intro: Irish colcannon potatoes count as a St. Patrick's Day dinner staple and are a traditional Irish food. Colcannon recipes include potatoes plus cabbage or kale as well as onions, ham or even bacon. Find the recipe for Irish colcannon potatoes as well as corned beef and cabbage and Irish soda bread.
St. Patrick's Day Dinner ~ Colcannon Potatoes Recipe
- 3 lbs of russet potatoes
- 2 Tbsp of butter
- 1/4 c. of milk or cream
The Greens for Colcannon Potatoes
- 4-oz of kale or cabbage
- 1 leek, chop up the light parts
- 1/2 c. of green onions
- 2 Tbsp butter, room temperature
- 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions for the Irish Colcannon
- Boil the potatoes until they become tender and drain them well using a slotted spoon.
- Add in the butter to the potatoes. Mash them. This is the first step to making Irish colcannon potatoes.
- Boil up the greens for the potatoes.
- Drain them and put the mixture into the blender. Add in the whites of the green onions.
- Blend this along with 2 tablespoons of butter, blending the mixture until it's smooth. You'll need to scrape the sides.
- Stir the greens mixture into the potatoes, adding seasonings to taste.
- Butter the colcannon recipe and drop the chopped onion greens onto the top.
Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipes Plus Irish Soda Bread for St. Patty's Day
I have several corned beef and cabbage recipes for your St. Patrick's Day dinner.
You can try a crock pot corned beef recipe if you are pressed for time. This one brings together the corned beef and cabbage along with a variety of veggies and beer, which tenderizes the meat.
Or you can cook a boiled corned beef and cabbage. It also comes with vegetables, but uses apple cider vinegar to tenderize it.
Serve these St. Patrick's Day food recipes with a traditional Irish soda bread recipe along with the colcannon potatoes for a complete St. Patty's Day meal.