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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Irish Recipes for St. Patricks Day

Here are a couple of Irish Dishes you may want to prepare for your family on St. Patricks Day.

Colcannon Potatos

•3 cups finely shredded green cabbage
•1 onion, finely chopped
•1/4 cup water
•6 cooked potatoes, mashed or 4 cups prepared instant mashed potatoes (prepared according to directions on package)
•1/4 cup milk
•1/4 cup butter or margarine
•Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Place cabbage, onion, and water in a saucepan or Dutch oven and quickly bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer about 8 minutes until tender. Do not overcook. Add mashed potatoes, milk, butter or margarine, salt, and pepper. Mix well, stirring often until heated through.
Bubble & Squeek

•4 tbsp butter
•½ cup onion, finely chopped
•Leftover mashed potato
•Any leftover vegetables, cabbage, swede, carrots, peas, Brussels Sprouts, finely chopped
•Salt and freshly ground black pepper

In a large frying pan melt the butter, add the chopped onion and fry gently for 3 mins or until soft. Turn the heat up slightly and add the mashed potato and vegetables. Fry for 10 mins turning over in the melted butter two or three times ensuring the potato and vegetables are thoroughly reheated. Press the potato mixture on to the base of the pan with a spatula and leave to cook for 1 min. Flip over and repeat.

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