Thursday, July 21, 2011

Colcannon with Bacon

Colcannon with Bacon
(Serves about 16 as a side)
Colcannon is a traditional Irish dish made of mashed potatoes, sautéed onions and sautéed Cabbage or Kale and is often served with Irish bacon.  This is my own twist on the basic that will get even non-veggie eaters to adore eating veggies!  This dish does take a bit of juggling around the stove but the results are well worth it and because this recipe makes such a large amount, you will have plenty of leftovers to go with lunches all week long or perhaps just enough for one meal that includes a few teenagers!

1 head cabbage, cut into 6-8 wedges
2 large onions cut into about 8 sections
2-3 pounds potatoes, cubed
8 slices bacon
Olive oil, salt and pepper.

  1. Preheat oven to 450’F.
  2. Boil and mash potatoes, adding milk and butter to make them creamy.
  3. Chop cabbage and onions into about 8 wedges, discard cores.  Lay on baking pans and drape bacon across wedges.  Drizzle with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to taste.  Roast about 30 min.  Rotate at 15 min if oven cooks unevenly.
Combine bacon, cabbage and mashed potatoes.  Serve Immediately and Enjoy!