A traditional Irish side dish made with mashed potatoes, cabbage, onions and crispy bacon.
- 2 lbs. cabbage shredded
- 2 c. water
- 4 lbs. potatoes peeled and quartered
- 2 c. milk
- 1 c. chopped onion
- Salt and coarsely ground pepper to taste
- 1/4 c. butter melted
- Crumbled cooked bacon for garnish
- Fresh Parsley minced, for garnish
- In a large saucepan, bring cabbage and water to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving cooking liquid. Keep cabbage warm.
- Place cooking liquid and potatoes in a large saucepan; add enough additional water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 15-17 minutes or until tender. Drain and keep warm.
- In a small saucepan, bring milk and onions to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until tender; remove from the heat.
- In a large bowl, mash potatoes. Add milk mixture; beat until blended. Beat in the cabbage and season with salt and pepper. Pour into a serving bowl; drizzle with the melted butter, and sprinkle with crumbled bacon and chopped parsley.
- Cook's Note: Kale can be used instead of cabbage.