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Idaho® Potato Cheesy Ale & Cheddar Colcannon

Idaho® Potato Cheesy Ale & Cheddar ColcannonColcannon is a classic Irish side dish of mashed potatoes and cooked green cabbage. This creamy-buttery, ale-spiked version is loaded with crisp bacon crumbles, cheddar cheese and green onions.

Recipe Ingredients:

6 Idaho® potatoes
1/4 pound smoked bacon, chopped
1/2 head of green cabbage, julienned
1/4 (1/2 cup) pound butter
1 cup half-and-half
8 ounces (2 cups) Wisconsin smoked cheddar, shredded
1 bunch green onions, diced
6 ounces (3/4 cup) ale
2 rosemary sprigs

Cooking Directions:

  1. Peel potatoes and cut into 1/4-inch thick slices and place in boiling water until potatoes are soft.
  2. While the potatoes are cooking, dice the bacon into 1/8-inch pieces and cook in a sauté pan until crispy. Add the julienned cabbage. Cook until cabbage has become soft.
  3. Drain the potatoes.
  4. In a mixing bowl, mash potatoes and add butter, half-and-half, cheese and green onions. Fold in the ale, as well as the bacon/cabbage mixture. Garnish with 2 rosemary sprigs.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of Idaho Potato Commission.