IRISH COLCANNON POTATOES
Irish Colcannon Potatoes are a traditional side dish made using mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions, and bacon. It's simply...delicious!
Servings: 6 servings
- 4 slices bacon chopped
- 1/2 head small cabbage sliced 1/2 inch thick
- 1/2 onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon garlic minced
- pinch cayenne pepper or to taste
- 5 russet potatoes washed, peeled, cut into one-inch cubes
- 4 ounces butter
- 1/2 cup heavy cream more/less to desired consistency
- salt and pepper to taste
Peel the potatoes and cut into one-inch cubes. Place in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil, add salt and pepper to taste, cook until tender, approximately 15-20 minutes.
Drain the potatoes. Add the butter and heavy cream. Check for seasoning and adjust as necessary. Mash until you reach the desired consistency. I prefer to leave a few chunks of potatoes for texture.
Meanwhile, slice the cabbage and onions, and chop the bacon.
Heat a medium saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the bacon and fry until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp.
Add the cabbage, onions, garlic, and cayenne pepper to the saute pan. Cook until the cabbage is tender.
Combine the cabbage mixture with the mashed potatoes. Serve warm and enjoy!
Serving: 6servings | Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 77mg | Sodium: 263mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 838IU | Vitamin C: 39mg | Calcium: 75mg | Iron: 2mg