Mashed Potatoes with Cabbage (Colcannon)
6 medium potatoes
1/2 small head green cabbage, shredded
6 scallions (with tops), chopped
1/4 cup water
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/3 to 1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper
Butter or margarine
Heat 1 inch salted water to boiling. Add potatoes. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and cook until tender, 30 to 35 minutes; drain.
Heat cabbage, scallions, water and 1/8 teaspoon salt to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer until crisp-tender, 5 to 10 minutes; drain.
Mash potatoes until no lumps remain.
Beat in milk in small amounts.
Add 1/4 cup butter, 1 teaspoon salt and the pepper; beat until potatoes are light and fluffy.
Stir in cabbage and scallions; dot with butter or margarine.