Irish Colcannon

One of my favorite dishes is colcannon. We make a variation of it for random meal nights using canned corned beef, but there is nothing like authentic colcannon. Buttery potatoes and salty bacon just melt in your mouth. Hope you try this with your family today or any day! Calories/carbs are canceled by the lucky leprechaun! (yeah right!) What are you and your family making for St Patrick’s Day?

5 pounds potatoes, peeled and chopped
2 sticks butter
1 1/4 cups hot milk
Freshly ground black pepper
1 head cabbage, finely shredded
1 lb. bacon
Chopped parsley leaves, for garnish

Cook the peeled potatoes for 30 minutes , then mash to remove all the lumps. Add 1 stick of butter in pieces. Gradually add hot milk, stirring all the time. Season with black pepper. Chop bacon into pieces and cooked, when done save on paper towel to drain. You can boil the cabbage to make it tender or cook it in the bacon grease (adds more flavor). Add cabbage and bacon to mashed potatoes, stirring them in gently. When you serve make an indentation and put cube of butter on top then sprinkle with parsley.