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Danny Boy

Colcannon Soup

Colcannon Soup

Happy (early) St Patrick’s day!  This week /52weeksofcooking challenged everyone to cook something “Irish” and I decided to go with something ultra-traditional with a twist.  Cocannon is an Irish dish of mashed potatoes with cabbage or kale, but looking at the multitude of recipes online I kept thinking of potato soup.  I debated between cabbage and kale before settling on cabbage, but that then resulted in me debating between the three types of cabbage at the market.  In the end I decided to go with a basic green cabbage, but I’m sure any of the other varieties would have worked great!  The hardest part was walking away from the red cabbage which would have given my dish a great color pop but I was afraid of winding up with a pink soup and while I would love that – not so sure about the hubby!


This dish also came together in record time, just one more reason to add this to my list of go-to-recipes!  I also have some plans for the remaining cabbage leaves since I had almost half of the head left.  Still debating what that plan will be but you rest assured that it will be on DancingVeggies!!!!

Note: Submitted to the St Patrick’s Day themed Friday Frenzy Recipe Swap

2 thoughts on “Danny Boy

    1. It’s the last ingredient on the list – 1 1/2 cups of shredded cabbage. Then you add it in two parts, one section before the immersion blender and the rest after. This keeps the cabbage from totally blending in to the potato soup section.


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