3 lbpotatoes, washed and pealed
1 smallhead cabbage washed and finely chopped
1 1/2 ccream
4leeks, chopped and diced
1/2 lbbacon, cooked and diced
·salt and pepper to taste
How to Make Colcannon
- cook the potatoes until they are soft, and then drain and rinse. Place them back in the pot and mash thoroughly, so you remove all the lumpy bits. Gradually add one stick butter, in small pieces, stirring into the potatoes so that it melts. Add the milk in and mix.
- While you're working with the potatoes, boil the cabbage. Some people like to use the potato water, and that's fine. Once it's soft, about 8 minutes, drain and add into the potatoes. Add the second stick of butter -- again, put it in using small pieces so that it melts and coats all the cabbage.
Add bacon and leeks. Simmer for about half and hour, and then season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with hearty bread.