My mother insisted that there be mashed potatoes on the table whenever she served cooked kale greens, and further thought you were foolish if you didn’t put a little of each on your fork together for each bite, followed close by a nibble of green onion. When I encountered my first recipe for colcannon, I understood why. It was the Irish in us.
This rich recipe was inspired by the colcannon served at Main Street Meats in Chattanooga, a dish so sustaining it will almost make you forgo their heavenly hamburger. Almost.
Reprinted from Victuals. Copyright © 2016 by Ronni Lundy. Photographs copyright © 2016 by Johnny Autry. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.