Side Dish

Irish Colcannon Potatoes

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  • Potato Type: Reds
    Cuisine: Irish
  • Prep Method: Pan Fried
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Recipe by: Asha Yoganandan

A delightful winter dish, make Irish colcannon potatoes loaded with cabbage, bacon, and the best butter and cream you can find.


  • 4 red potatoes
  • 2 cups tender savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 2 strips of thick cut Irish or Canadian bacon
  • 6 Tablespoons butter
  • ⅓ cup half and half
  • Salt and pepper as needed


  1. Steam the potatoes till really tender. Rest the potatoes and in the same steamer, soften the cabbage a little.
  2. When the cabbage is in the steamer, Slice the bacon into half inch cubes and fry over medium heat till the fat is rendered and meat crisped.
  3. Add the half cooked cabbage to the crisped bacon and sauté for a few minutes for cooking through and for flavor
  4. Mash the potatoes with peel and with butter. Season with salt and pepper. Loosen with half and half. Fold in the bacon and cabbage mix
  5. Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle with chives (optional) on top before serving and a pat of butter!


Nutritionals are based on 1/2 of the recipe.


Vitamin C100%


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