12 Reviews

I made this recipe with one change: after cooking 1 package of bacon, I fried the shredded cabbage in the bacon drippings. Then I crumbled the bacon and added them to the mashers and cabbage. This was my contribution to a St Patty's Day potluck and people were scraping the bowl for more. They ate more of the colcannon than even the corned beef! Excellent recipe, thank you!

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miss_treated1 April 02, 2010

It was so darn good! I made it for St. Patty celebration for my workplace. I made it last night and then refrigerated it. Brought it into work today and put it in a crock pot on low. Stirred every so often and it was perfect temperature for lunch. Everyone loved it. My boss asked for the recipe. I tipped him off about Recipezaar. I will make this again and again before next St. Patty!

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potatofarmgirl March 17, 2009

I have fixed and eaten this several times. It is great. And I have shared this recipe with my brother and several friends, they all tried it and loved it.

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porriii March 10, 2009

I have made this exact recipe for a couple of years now. It is wonderful! If you love mashed potatoes, cabbage and ham then you will love this dish. It only gets better as it sits overnight. I use Nueske's ham along with some of their bacon and it is outstanding.

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buzzsau August 28, 2007

Colcannon is the comfort food to Ireland as Macaroni & Cheese is to the U.S. (especially down South). I saw this episode with Tyler and wrote down the recipe. I made when DH was out of town (doesn't care for cabbage), and I was in heaven. The flavors are well blended (cabbage isn't over-powering) and dish is tasty. I highly recommend everyone try it. Thanks, Marisa!

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Southern Lady January 24, 2010

firstly, definintely not the greatest of colcannon recipes, it lack the real traditional touches and presents nothing of a modern twist. secondly, one of the most typical irish dishes made the "traditional british way"? there is no traditional british way for irish dishes. it makes me sad when this kind of colonialist attitude stretches as far as raping the gastronomy of such a richly cultured nation.

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jeanette June 14, 2009

Absolutely and totally loved this. Cudabear is right, this is insanely good, I could probably eat this everyday..lol. Thank you!

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Liara November 03, 2007

This is comfort food at its finest. I made only one amendment by using cale instead of cabbage. I cooked it in the same fashion and it turned out well. The 2 hour prep time puzzled me until I realized that once may simmer the ham while cooking the potatoes and greens. The actual cooking time is closer to an hour. Thanks for sharing this one. I'll be making it again.

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MrsDoty March 21, 2007

This is fabulous!! I used Canadian Bacon, instead of steaming the cabbage and Canadian Bacon I sauted it! Everyone loves it!! DH also thinks it can stand on it's own! Thank you for posting!

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katie in the UP March 17, 2007

I come from an Irish family and I have to tell you, this is one of the best dishes I've ever made for family dinners. It's insanely good. The only thing I add to this recipe is salt. But you need to be careful with it depending on how salty your ham is, or if you're using bacon, you need to taste it before salting. But other than that, it's perfect!!!

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cudabear March 05, 2006
Colcannon