Before the destruction of the potato crop, the Kilmartin family in Liam O’Flaherty’s Famine ate potatoes and milk for their meals. I tried to replicate the recipe, and discovered Colcannon, an Irish potato favorite. It’s basically mashed potatoes and milk mixed with sauteed cabbage and scallions. Here’s a recipe:http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/colcannon/
It’s a nice side dish, but light on calories and protein. I can’t even imagine eating it for a full meal and virtually every day. We need to be thankful for what we have.