col·​can·​non | \ käl-ˈka-nən How to pronounce colcannon (audio) \

Definition of colcannon

: potatoes and cabbage boiled and mashed together with butter and seasoning

Examples of colcannon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Or enjoy potatoes and cabbage in a different incarnation: mashed together and enriched with cream in colcannon. Saveur Editors, Saveur, "Our Best Irish Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day," 16 Mar. 2020 Thus the classic Irish dish corned beef and cabbage, not to mention colcannon. NBC News, "From common to cool: The lowly cabbage has become a star," 16 Sep. 2019 Choose from selections like the LGO reserve short rib tacos ($19), green chile burger ($15) and roasted jidori chicken with market vegetables or colcannon potato ($25). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Happy birthday, America! 35 restaurants celebrating with Fourth of July food, drink deals," 29 June 2018 These are the very short ribs from under the pork belly that have been salted like corned beef, then braised until the meat is falling off the bone and served over colcannon — potatoes mashed with kale or cabbage. Russ Parsons,, "Waterford is known for its crystal, but what may not have been clear until now is its brilliant history," 29 Apr. 2018 That includes those with an actual a foundation in Irish or Irish-American cooking, like corned beef, colcannon and lamb stews, and the others that use liberal amounts of green food coloring for the sake of the holiday. Anna Thomas Bates, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Humble Irish boxty can be jazzed up for St. Patrick's Day," 14 Mar. 2018 That’s pretty much all there is to colcannon, a dreamy Irish way with spuds. Sunset, "Colcannon," 22 Jan. 2018 Keto Colcannon Thought typically made with potatoes and cabbage, the traditional Irish dish colcannon now has a keto version from KetoDiet, which relies on cauliflower as a low-carb spud substitute. Blake Bakkila,, "13 Healthy Food Swaps for St. Patrick's Day on Pinterest," 15 Mar. 2018 Don’t forget the three mandatory carbs though: Potatoes (preferably colcannon), Irish soda bread with raisins, and a Guinness (duh). Alex Delany, Bon Appetit, "How to Eat Corned Beef for Every Meal on St. Patrick’s Day," 14 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of colcannon

circa 1785, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for colcannon

Irish cál ceannan, literally, white-speckled cabbage

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“Colcannon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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