We love this Creamy Colcannon, not only on or around St Patrick's Day, but have it on the menu at least once a month.
I am busy putting together our actual menu for St Patrick's Day this year and have tried many side dishes, but my family have already requested this Colcannon, which is a creamy, heavenly dish to be part of the menu.
Well, I am definitely not complaining as this is one of my favorite recipes for a Colcannon. I know this recipe is not an authentic Irish recipe, but it is one that goes so well with most meat dishes traditionally served on St Patrick's Day.
Something else I love ... quick, easy and no strange ingredients. I use a couple of slices (thinly sliced) cooked Ham from the Deli and the Spinach I have growing in the garden.
6 Potatoes, cooked
3 TB Butter
1/2 cup Cooked Ham, chopped
3 cups Spinach, chopped
1/2 cup Fresh Cream (double cream/whipping cream)
Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
1.) Mash the cooked Potatoes and keep warm.
2.) Using a large skillet, heat the Butter over medium high heat - add the Ham and Spinach and stir-fry 4 - 5 minutes - remove from heat and stir into the mashed Potatoes.
3.) Add the Cream to the skillet and heat - only until warm, do not boil.
4.) Stir in the warmed Cream into the mashed Potato mixture and season to taste with Salt and Black Pepper.
Serve warm as a side dish.