In honor of St. Patrick’s Day I’ve created a wonderful, comforting, traditional Irish dish. Colcannon literally means “white-headed cabbage” and that’s what I received in my CSA box this week. It was the whitest cabbage I’ve ever seen. It’s also the second cabbage in three weeks that’s been in my CSA box. I’m going to have to start thinking outside the box so we don’t get tired of what’s in the box.
Colcannon is peasant food. Not that that’s a bad thing. Most peasant food is delicious. The ingredients were fresh, cheap and readily available. Cabbage, potatoes, milk, butter, cheese and maybe a little onion. What could be better? Not much if you ask me. I went a little wild and added a touch of garlic to mine.