Continuing on what might turn out to be a theme, you may vaguely recognize this photo. It was posted on the old PPK boards. However, the recipe was never posted, so your eyes are the first to see it! If you don't know colcannon, make friends with it. This delicious Irish concoction mixes homey cabbage and creamy mashed potatoes for perfect cold-weather comfort food. I've mixed in some caramelized onions for sweetness and depth. It's great as is, but to add even more interest, you could fold in some sliced scallions before the final baking, and/or sprinkle lightly with smoked paprika after the final baking.
Twice-baked colcannon with caramelized onions
Measurements are per serving if you're eating this as a main dish, so multiply by the number of servings you'd like. If you're serving this as a side dish, the recipe below is two servings.
One medium potato
½ onion, sliced into rings
1 c finely shredded cabbage, in short shreds
1 T vegan butter
1/4 c. unsweetened soy milk. Did you see I said unsweetened? Not regular, original or vanilla.
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Bake potato at 425 for 40 minutes to one hour, until cooked through, soft, and skin starting to crisp. While it's baking, sauté the onion and olive oil in an oven-proof pan for seven to ten minutes until onion is cooked. Cover the pan with aluminum foil. Place pan in oven with potato. Caramelize for forty minutes, stirring every ten to fifteen minutes, until golden brown. After you put the onion in the oven, steam the cabbage for four minutes or until soft.
Remove everything from the oven, but leave it on. Cut the potato in half, being careful not to burn yourself, and scoop out the insides. Leave about a half an inch of potato intact to keep its structure. If it falls apart, don't worry. It will still taste delicious. Mix vegan butter and soy milk with potato and mash. Stir in cabbage and onions. Fill skins with mixture, and add salt and pepper to taste. Bake at 400 for 20 minutes to heat and brown, and serve warm.
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