Whether it's St. Patrick's Day or not, this delectable side is sure to have everyone dancing the happy jig!

1/2 pounds gold potatoes

2 leeks

2 garlic cloves

1 scallion

2 cups, tightly packed, shredded green or savoy cabbage

6 tbs butter

1 cup milk

3/4 cup heavy whipping cream

salt and pepper


  1. Place potatoes in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium to high heat.  Reduce heat and simmer until they are able to be pierced by a fork.  Remove from pot, let cool and peel.
  2. Chop the white and pale green parts of the leeks and cook in the same pot with 4 tbs of butter, stir frequently until they are very soft.  This will take about 10 minutes. 
  3. Add garlic to leeks and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add cabbage and stir constantly until it begins to wilt. 
  5. Add half the milk and cream and bring to a simmer.
  6. Add potatoes and coarsely mash with a potato masher.  Add remaining milk to a desired consistency and stir to combine.  
  7. Top with remaining butter and scallions and serve.

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