Sunrise Recipe - Colcannon, A Traditional Irish St. Patrick's Day Dish


1-2 pounds potatoes
1 large onion, diced
1 pound cabbage or bunch of kale, stems removed
3-4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
¼ to ½ cup milk
Salt & pepper to taste


Peel or scrub the potatoes and cut in small pieces and place in a saucepan, along with the diced onion. Bring to a boil, then lower heat to simmer for 10 minutes. Slice cabbage or kale into small pieces and add to the saucepan. Increase heat again until it boils, then simmer for about 4 minutes. Drain water from vegetables, then add butter, ¼ cup milk, and seasoning to taste. Mash vegetables with a potato masher, then sprinkle with additional cheese, if desired. Serves 5-6.

*In place of fresh milk you may use ¼ cup powdered milk, mixed with ½ cup of the cooking liquid.

*Additional vegetables may be added, such as carrots, turnips, and other greens of your choice.

Happy St. Patrick's Day
Phyllis Fitzgerald