"There's not an Irish bone in my body, but I love colcannon. I'm, also, not a kale kind of gal so I prefer colcannon with cabbage. Your kids will surprisingly love this."
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  • Quarter potatoes. Add to a stockpot and cover with cold water. Add 1 tablespoon kosher salt. Bring to a boil and cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
  • Cook bacon in skillet, drain, reserve drippings and crumble bacon, set bacon aside.
  • In drippings saute cabbage and onion until soft and translucent, about 10 minutes.
  • Mash potatoes with milk and butter, stir in bacon, cabbage, onions.
  • Salt and pepper to taste.
  • Place in a serving bowl and sprinkle with parsley.

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  1. Lavender Lynn
    Eats like the richest of mashed potatoes, but includes lots of vegetables and, of course, bacon. This was a giant project (along with Recipe#141522) and it produced a delicious plate of comfort food with a definite Scots-Irish accent. We all loved it! Made for ZWT8.
  2. LifeIsGood
    Yep! This is a winner. I loveddddddd the cabbage sauteed in the bacon fat. That, combined with mashed potatoes and bacon. Heaven on a plate. I didn't put much of the cabbage into the mashed potatoes because my kids dislike that particular ingredient (they don't know that they're missing!). So I had leftover braised cabbage for the next day. Yum! Made for ZWT8 Great Britain
  3. DailyInspiration
    What a great combination of the two things I love - cabbage and mashed potatoes! This is a great comfort food and I now realize why it is such a popular dish! DH loved it; although, I had to fight him off the bacon before I could crumble it up. Will definitely make this dish again! Made for ZWT-8-Great Britain/Ireland.
  4. I'mPat
    Super delicious and so smooth and creamy and love the addition of the cabbage and onion and to me the bacon is a must (Ichopped mine up and then cooked - find that is easier than crumbling). I scaled it back to 3 serves and used 1 1/4lb of Carisma potatoes (low GI potatoes) and the rest of the ingredients as per recipe for that quantity and still ended up with a serve left over (which the DM has claimed for breakfast and requested potatoe pancakes. Thank you gailanng, made for Everyday A Holiday tag game.


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