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colcannon (irish potatoes)

Recipe by
Carrie Garrett

We made this for st. Paddys day one year and after tweaking it slightly it has become a family favorite. If you love loaded mashed potatoes you should try this recipe! My kids actually request it. I hope that you enjoy it!

yield 8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For colcannon (irish potatoes)

  • 3 lbs md
    russet potatoes
  • 1 cup stick
    butter or margarine
  • 1/2 cup
    whole milk
  • 1/2
    head of green cabbage
  • 1/2 lb

How To Make colcannon (irish potatoes)

  • 1
    Peel and cube potatoes. Cover with cold water and 1tsp salt. Bring to boil for 20-25 minutes till just fork tender. Drain immediately.
  • 2
    While potatoes are cooking, cut off half head of cabbage. Remove yellow inner leaves. They will be bitter. Chop into bite size pieces. Set aside. Chop bacon into small pieces.
  • 3
    In a skillet fry up bacon adding a Tbsp or 2 of water to keep it from getting too crispy. Remove cooked bacon and add cabbage. Stir fry until wilted and tender. Add 1/2 c or 1 stick butter. Season with S&P.
  • 4
    By now your potatoes should be tender. Drain. Add 1/2 c or 1 stick butter to potatoes and mash. Season with S&P. Add milk and beat in until creamy and smooth. Then fold in cabbage and then bacon bits. . Serve warm.. Enjoy