It was the luck of the Irish, amid all the twitters, I learned about colcannon from www.Foodwishes.com. A traditional Irish dish, colcannon is made with white potatoes, salt and pepper. Cooked kale or cabbage is thrown in for a healthy measure, and this dish wouldn’t be Irish without generous quantities of cream or milk. It would seem as if this old world dish had been in my index of recipes my whole life, for it’s combining two of my favorite vegetables: potatoes and kale.
Being of the new world, I wanted to add an American twist via the way of another old world, Africa. Instead of using Irish white potatoes, this version is made with sweet potatoes. Ironically, this dish reflects the Irish flag’s colors of green for the kale, white for the cream, and orange for the sweet potatoes. It has a rich taste worth a pot of gold.
This recipe is part of an Irish inspired menu that includes Steam Salmon and Asparagus with Roasted Pistachios. Get the recipes at http://blog.sanuraweathers.com/2010/03/st-patricks-day-inspired/