By Ruth Clagan from the Clock Shop Mystery series by Julianne Holmes
Here's my recipe:
Boil potatoes until just tender. Mash them with plenty of butter. Heat up milk, and mix it in until fluffy. Salt and pepper. Basically make mashed potatoes with a bit extra moisture. Use plenty of butter. Heating up the milk is critical to the fluffy part.
Chop up some cabbage. I use an entire small head, but you can use less. Put butter in a frying pan, add an onion, and the cabbage. Cook for about 15 minutes until the onions are clear, and the cabbage is softer. I like mine a little crisp, but this is up to you.
Mix the potatoes and cabbage together. Now, here's my twist. Grate some cheese--whatever kind you like. My favorite is a sharp cheddar. Maybe a little Swiss. I use a cup or two, depending on how much potato/cabbage mixture I have.
Put the whole thing into a baking pan, sprinke some cheese on top, and put it in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or so.
This is a perfect side dish any time of the year, but especially for winter meals.
Do you make Colcannon? What twist do you add?
Julianne Holmes writes the Clock Shop Mystery series. Chime and Punishment will be out in August!