Colcannon or Rumbledethumps

An authentic recipe from

Some say this is from Northern Ireland, some say from Scotland, some say Dalriada !


- 1 pound potatoes, boiled and mashed
- 1 pound cabbage, boiled and drained
- 1 large onion, shredded
- 1 ounce butter or margarine
- Salt and black pepper
- 2 oz Scots cheddar cheese
(Some use cabbage Autumn/Winter and Spring Onion Spring/Summer)


  • Mash the potatoes.
  • Chop the cabbage and onion.
  • Melt butter in large suacepan.
  • Mix in the cabbage and onion and cook till soft but not brown.
  • Add potatoes and half the cheese and mix well.
  • Keep saucepan over a low heat to keep it hot.
  • Season to taste and serve piping hot.
For a baked finish, put it into a greased oven-proof dish and cook at GasMark6/400F/200C until it is browned (add second half of cheese as top-dressing near end).

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