Colcannon on a plate with melted butter
Colcannon Is The St. Patrick’s Day Dish That Combines 2 Classic Sides
Colcannon is a historic, symbolic, and delicious dish that's perfect for celebrating St. Patrick's Day. It combines two staples of Irish cuisine: potatoes and cabbage.
Essentially mashed potatoes mixed with cooked cabbage, colcannon has been a classic side dish since the 18th century. The first mention of the dish dates back to the 1700s.
Today, colcannon is a year-round staple that represents the heart and soul of Irish cuisine and the primary source of their agricultural economy.