As we enjoyed our journey Around the World in 12 Dishes very much, we thought we would take part once more!
As for the food we decided to make something very simple, easy and tasty. A suitable recipe wasn`t hard to find because this is what Irish food is- simple, yet very tasty :)
Colcannon is a side dish but we decided to have it as a main course. Colcannon is very similar to the British Bubble and Squeak, although the recipe varies a bit. So this is what we did: We took about 3 cups of finely chopped (or shredded) cabbage, 6-7 seven cooked and mashed potatoes, 1 onion finely chopped, ¼ cup milk, ¼ cup water, ¼ cup butter, salt and pepper to taste.
Lil Mermaid helped me chop the cabbage. I then put the cabbage and onion in a saucepan with water and brought it to the boil. Then reduced the heat, covered the saucepan and let it simmer for 8 minutes until the cabbage was tender. Now it was time to add the mashed potatoes, milk, butter, salt and pepper. We mixed them together and there it was. Our simple yet very hearty dish was ready!
Whilst chopping the cabbage Lil Mermaid decided to try some too. She is not normally much of a cabbage fan, but now she decided she liked it after all.
As my little one doesn`t like mixed veggies I created a special plateful for her.. one that looks like the Irish flag :)
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