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Feb 29, 2008 12:44 PM

Name that dish!

Looking for the name of a (side) dish...

Main ingredients: potatoes, kale

This is a dish in which the potatoes and kale are cooked together, forming a mixture that could be eaten as is or formed into patties and pan fried...I think it is an Irish dish, but admit I could also be way off base. I want to call it POTASH, but a search isn't bringing up anything comparable...

Any food smarty pants know what I'm getting at??? Thanks!

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    1. re: kpzoo

      Colcannon is usually made with cabbage, at least in the recipes I've seen, but I'd not be surprised to learn that kale was the original green. Now, of course potatoes have been around there only since, what? The 17th Century? So I wonder if there was some other combination before that. Porridge of some kind, I'd guess.

      The name is interesting, too: "col", "kohl" and "kale" are obviously from the same linguistic root, each referring to an important regional green. Kale is very prominent in all Gaelic cooking, both Irish and Scottish, as it grows wild very abundantly, and in the garden with hardly any encouragement at all. Many of us also find it delicious...

      1. re: Will Owen

        > Colcannon is usually made with cabbage, at least in the recipes I've seen,

        According to Wikipedia, colcannon is made with cabbage or kale - the recipe I linked to is the kale variation.

        Never tried it before, but starting to get a craving reading about it. Looks like good hearty winter fare.

          1. re: Will Owen

            Or colcannon patties, fried up crisp in really good butter, excellent stuff!

    2. Ah ha! Colcannon! Thank you all so much! I knew I had that word some where in the cavern that is my mind...