Colcannon is pure traditional Irish comfort food at it’s absolute best. Nothing beats a good Irish potato recipe, especially one that combines those potatoes with lots of garlic, leeks, cabbage and spring onions. This is one traditional Irish dish that will make it back to your family table time and time again.
I have such fond memories of growing up in Ireland, and the one that stands out the most is enjoying a big steaming hot bowl of colcannon while the rain pelted down outside. Apparently it is a St Patrick’s day favourite, however we were usually out at the local St Paddie’s Day festival and the (family friendly) pubs, so I assume we were eating sausages and chips, rather than anything home-cooked. For us, Colcannon was more of a comforting meal in itself, and we enjoyed it quite regularly.