Peasant-Style Potatoes & Cabbage

READY IN: 40mins
Top Review by BettyBoop330

I made this recipe a long time ago, having printed it soon after it was published. I made the dish in accordance with the recipe and noted that we enjoyed it. It appears to be a kind of colcannon, tasty and good.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 lbs potatoes, pared and quartered
  • 6 slices bacon, diced
  • 3 cups coarsely chopped green cabbage
  • 1 large leek, chopped
  • 12 cup hot milk
  • 2 tablespoons green hot pepper sauce
  • 1 12 teaspoons salt


  1. Place potatoes in 3-quart saucepan with water to cover.
  2. Bring to boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Reduce heat; simmer until tender, 20 to 25 minutes, drain.
  4. While potatoes are cooking, cook bacon in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until crisp, stirring occasionally.
  5. With slotted spoon, remove bacon to plate.
  6. Cook cabbage and leek in drippings remaining in skillet over medium heat until tender, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes.
  7. Mash potatoes until smooth.
  8. Gradually add hot milk; beat until fluffy.
  9. Stir in green pepper sauce and salt.
  10. Add cabbage, leek and bacon; mix in well.

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