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    20 mins

    40 mins

    Bev in NY's Note:

    This is a dish that my Scots/Irish grandmother would prepare. Easy on the budget, easy on the cook, stick to your ribs, family pleaser that uses only one very large skillet or dutch oven. It calls for whole all natural ingredients and is ridiculously off the politically correct eating charts! Not for those on a low fat, low carb, low cal, low anything diet. True comfort food! I purchase the sausages from Whole Foods. If you don't want to go to that expense, or you don't have a Whole Foods Market near you, substitute your favorite breakfast sausage. Great St Patrick's Day fare!!!

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    1. 1
      In large skillet or dutch oven, brown the sausages in the butter.
    2. 2
      Remove sausages.
    3. 3
      Add potatoes and onions to drippings in pan and stir to coat.
    4. 4
      Add cabbage and parsley and mix well.
    5. 5
      Place sausages on top of mixture.
    6. 6
      Cover with tight fitting lid and simmer, stirring occasionally until potatoes and cabbage are soft.
    7. 7
      Add ale as needed to keep colcannon moist. (yes, you can drink what you don't use for cooking!).
    8. 8
      As soon as the potatoes and cabbage are soft, remove the sausages, take a deep breath and add the Heavy Cream to the mixture until it resembles mashed potatoes.
    9. 9
      Add salt and white pepper to taste.
    10. 10
      Replace the sausages and serve.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 21, 2010


      I enjoyed this delicious and hearty recipe as a belated St. Patty's day meal. I had some breakfast sausage on hand and it was delicious with that but I can see it being even better with real bangers. I forgot parsley at the store and would recommend not leaving it out as I found myself wishing for that bit of herb presence.

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    • on March 19, 2009


      Great recipe! I love the fact that this is a main-dish meal, and a one-pan meal at that. Very quick and easy, with minimal clean-up. I used White Rose Potatoes and Original Brown 'N Serve sausages, as that is what was on hand, and it was very tasty. Thank you for sharing your grandmother's recipe. Made for Herb of the Month which is Parsley.

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    • on March 16, 2013


      Best colcannon recipe I've tried. Made it twice with smoked sausage and going to use bangers tomorrow for St. Patrick's Day. Thanks for sharing this recipe I'll be making this quite often :-)

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    Nutritional Facts for Main Dish Colcannon (Cabbage, Potatoes and Sausages)

    Serving Size: 1 (367 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 571.7
    Calories from Fat 344
    Total Fat 38.3 g
    Saturated Fat 19.5 g
    Cholesterol 101.3 mg
    Sodium 568.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.2 g
    Sugars 10.9 g
    Protein 14.9 g

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