OK, so we know traditionally colcannon doesn’t contain bacon, but this is a variance that we’re big fans of. It’s important to make sure your mashed potatoes are really buttery and creamy. A savoy cabbage works best but we’ve also enjoyed a nice sweetheart cabbage all shredded up in this dish.
Time: 30 mins / Serves: 6 / DIFFICULTY: Easy
Peel the potatoes, cut into chunks and cook in boiling salted water for 20 mins, or until soft.
While the potatoes are cooking, heat half of the butter in a frying pan and add the bacon. Yes, cook your bacon in butter. After 5 minutes, add in the cabbage and cook for another 3-5 minutes.
When the potatoes are ready, drain and then add in the butter and cream. Mash until smooth! Mix in the bacon and cabbage and finish off with some salt & pepper.
Bake in the oven at 200°C for 20 minutes, or until they start to brown.