Irish Colcannon Potatoes
A hearty winter dish, make Irish colcannon potatoes loaded with cabbage, bacon, and the best butter and cream you can find.
- 4 New York red potatoes
- 2 cups tender savoy cabbage shredded
- 2 strips of thick cut Irish or Canadian bacon
- 6 T butter
- 1/3 cup half and half
- salt and pepper as needed
Steam the potatoes till really tender. Rest the potatoes and in the same steamer, soften the cabbage a little.
When the cabbage is in the steamer, Slice the bacon into half inch cubes and fry over medium heat till the fat is rendered and meat crisped.
Add the half cooked cabbage to the crisped bacon and sauté for a few minutes for cooking through and for flavor
Mash the potatoes with peel and with butter. Season with salt and pepper. Loosen with half and half. Fold in the bacon and cabbage mix
Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle with chives (optional) on top before serving and a pat of butter!