Colcannon Mashed Potatoes
Preparation: 15 min.
Cooking: 100 min.
Total: 115 min.
- 3 Lb potatoes , scrubbed.
- 1 1/4 Cup milk , hot.
- freshly ground. black pepper
- 1 head cabbage , cored and finely shredded.
- 1 Lb bacon or ham, cooked.
- 4 scallions , finely chopped.
- parsley , for garnish.
Steam the potatoes in their skins for 30 minutes. Peel them using a knife and fork. Chop with a knife before mashing. Mash thoroughly to remove all the lumps. Add 1 normal cup butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the time. Season with a few grinds of black pepper.
Boil the cabbage in unsalted water until it turns a darker color. Add 2 normal Tbsp butter to tenderize it. Cover with lid for 2 minutes. Drain thoroughly before returning it to the pan. Chop into small pieces.
Put the ham in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 45 minutes until tender. Drain. Remove any fat and chop into small pieces.
Add cabbage, scallions, and ham to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently.
Serve in individual soup plates. Make an indentation on the top by swirling a wooden spoon. Put 1 Tbsp of butter into each indentation. Sprinkle with parsley.