Colcannon

Colcannon

A favourite dish in Ireland. Creamy mashed potatoes with bacon and cabbage and let's not forget a river of butter. The perfect accompaniment to any dish.

Colcannon
Yields1 Serving
 1 kg Potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
 75 g butter
 150 g bacon, chopped into small pieces
 1 round cabbage or curly kale, finely shredded
 120 ml Full fat milk
 Ground white pepper, to taste
1

Place the potatoes into a large saucepan of salted water. Boil the potatoes for 20 - 25 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife.

2

Meanwhile, add a third of the butter to a frying pan and cook the bacon and cabbage until the cabbage is tender approx. 5 -6 minutes.

3

When potatoes are tender drain in a colander and let them sit for a moment to dry out while you heat the milk either in the microwave or in a small saucepan.

4

Mash the potatoes, my preferred method is using an electric hand mixer on the lowest setting, it's very quick. Pour the milk in and beat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the buttery bacon and cabbage and another third of the butter again beat to incorporate. Add a little white pepper and salt if needed.

5

Spoon the colcannon into a serving bowl using your spoon or spatula form peaks and hollows then break little knobs of the remaining third of butter over the dish to melt.

Ingredients

 1 kg Potatoes, peeled and cut into large chunks
 75 g butter
 150 g bacon, chopped into small pieces
 1 round cabbage or curly kale, finely shredded
 120 ml Full fat milk
 Ground white pepper, to taste

Directions

1

Place the potatoes into a large saucepan of salted water. Boil the potatoes for 20 - 25 minutes until tender when pierced with a knife.

2

Meanwhile, add a third of the butter to a frying pan and cook the bacon and cabbage until the cabbage is tender approx. 5 -6 minutes.

3

When potatoes are tender drain in a colander and let them sit for a moment to dry out while you heat the milk either in the microwave or in a small saucepan.

4

Mash the potatoes, my preferred method is using an electric hand mixer on the lowest setting, it's very quick. Pour the milk in and beat with a wooden spoon or spatula. Add the buttery bacon and cabbage and another third of the butter again beat to incorporate. Add a little white pepper and salt if needed.

5

Spoon the colcannon into a serving bowl using your spoon or spatula form peaks and hollows then break little knobs of the remaining third of butter over the dish to melt.

Colcannon

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