Wednesday, October 21, 2009


This recipe is slowly going on the regular rotation in our meal plans. Hubby & I really like it, and it's growing on the kids.  The original recipe, which I searched out back in March for St Patrick's day, came from Allrecipes and can be found here. I've made a few changes to fit our tastes and the directions are mine.

(printable recipe)

  • 2-3 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3-4 slices of bacon, chopped
  • ¼ small head of cabbage, chopped
  • ½ onion, chopped
  • ~¼ Cup milk, warmed
  • 3 T butter, melted
  • salt & pepper to taste

  1. Place potatoes in saucepan with enough water to cover. Boil and cook until tender, ~10 minutes.
  2. Chop uncooked bacon into small ½" pieces, then spread in large skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain on several paper towels, reserving drippings.
  3. In reserved drippings, saute the cabbage and onion until soft and translucent.
  4. Drain cooked potatoes, mash until no lumps remain.
  5. Mix in warmed milk and butter. Add salt & pepper to taste.
  6. Fold in cabbage and onion and half of cooked bacon.
  7. Transfer potatoes to serving bowl. Sprinkle remaining bacon over potatoes and serve immediately.

This recipe will serve 6-8, depending on the appetite.
This is best when it is freshly cooked and still warm. Warmed leftovers are merely mediocre.

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1 comment:

SnoWhite said...

I've never heard of Colcannon... looks mighty tasty though :) Thanks!


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