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Darina Allen's Simply Delicious Suppers

By Darina Allen

Published 2001

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This traditional Irish potato recipe is comfort food at it’s very best.


  • 1–1.35 kg ‘old’, floury potatoes
  • salt
  • 1 Savoy or spring cabbage


Scrub the potatoes and put them, in their jackets, in a saucepan of cold water, with a good pinch of salt and bring to the boil. When the potatoes are about half cooked, approximately 15 minutes for ‘old’ potatoes, strain off two-thirds of the water, replace the lid on the saucepan, put on to a gentle heat and allow the potatoes to steam until they are cooked.

Remove the dark outer leav