Everyday Meals

Fabulous Colcannon (Mashed Potatoes and Cabbage)

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • 1onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ½ head cabbage, sliced into thin strips
  • ½ cup water
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups fully cooked ham, cut into bite-size pieces
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place potatoes into a large pot and cover with salted water. Bring to a boil, set heat to medium-low, and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain potatoes and transfer to a large mixing bowl.

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  • Step 2

    Stir milk, mayonnaise, and butter into potatoes. Mash with a potato masher until smooth.

  • Step 3

    Cook and stir bacon in a large skillet over medium heat until fat is rendered, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Step 4

    Stir onion, garlic, and cayenne pepper into bacon and drippings and cook, stirring often, until onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.

  • Step 5

    Stir cabbage and water into onion mixture until cabbage is wilted, about 5 more minutes. Season with salt and black pepper.

  • Step 6

    Fold cabbage mixture into mashed potatoes.

  • Step 7

    Cook and stir ham pieces in the same skillet used for cabbage mixture until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Step 8

    Stir cooked ham into mashed potato and cabbage mixture until combined.

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