Fellow Food52er GiGi26 makes a lovely Colcannon with a Little Zip found here:http://www.food52.com/recipes... which inspired me to turn Colcannon into soup. I did some research and found that Colcannon is just not an Irish dish, but also the name of a song, sometimes called The Skillet Pot Song which starts out this way:
"Did you ever eat Colcannon made from lovely pickled Cream?"
After days of research, I could find only one reference to "pickled cream", that being buttermilk or soured cream. Buttermilk sounded just right for my little "zip". This one's good warm or chilled. —inpatskitchen
about 2 1/2 quarts
butter or 4 tablespoons butter plus 1 tablespoon rendered bacon fat.
large leek, white part only, sliced lengthwise and then cut crosswise into 1/4 inch moons
4 to 5 cups
peeled and diced potatoes (3/4 inch dice) 4 to 5 potatoes
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!