Potatoes and Cabbage have been sustenance foods in Ireland for ages. This classic Irish dish combines the mashed potatoes and cabbage. Add some chopped boiled beef and you have a dish known as Bubble & Squeak.
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.
Colcannon is served warm as a side dish.