Rumbledethumps with horseradish

rumbledethumpsA tasty vegetable dish from the Scottish borders that is very similar to the Irish recipe colcannon.

There are many variations, some with cheese and onions but the base is always potato and cabbage.

This recipe comes from Somerfield and with the addition of horseradish sauce it makes a great accompaniment to sausages and lamb chops.

Oh – and if anybody has an explanation as to how this dish got its name please enlighten me!

Serves 4


500 g potatoes, peeled
500 g green cabbage, finely shredded
25 g butter
4 tablespoons horseradish sauce
salt and pepper to taste


Steam the potatoes and cabbage until tender – the potatoes should take about 20 minutes and the cabbage about 10 minutes.

Mash the potatoes then stir in the cabbage.

Melt the butter in a large saucepan and add the vegetable mixture. Turn the heat down to very low and stir in the horseradish sauce.

Season to taste with the salt and pepper and stir gently until piping hot. Serve immediately.

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