Prep 25 mins
Cook 20 mins
From Linda Larsen, http://busycooks.about.com/
Make and share this Colcannon recipe from Food.com.
- 2 lbs russet potatoes
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 leek, rinsed and chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 cups shredded green cabbage
- 1⁄3 cup butter
- 1 cup hot milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄8 teaspoon white pepper
- Peel and cube potatoes. Place in saucepan and cover with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 15-20 minutes until potatoes are tender when stabbed with a paring knife.
- Meanwhile, cook bacon until crisp, turning often while cooking.
- Remove bacon to paper towels to drain; crumble. Add olive oil to drippings remaining in saucepan. Add onion, garlic, and leeks and cook until crisp tender, about 3-5 minutes. Then add cabbage, cover, and cook for 6-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until cabbage is tender.
- When potatoes are cooked, drain and shake over low heat for a few minutes to dry. Add butter; mash. Add milk, salt and pepper; beat until combined. Stir in bacon and cabbage/onion mixture.
- Serve immediately, or place in serving dish and keep warm in 200 degrees F oven for up to 1 hour.