About this recipe:The traditional Irish colcannon recipe with a twist. A delicious and creamy dish made from mashed potatoes, cabbage and cubed ham. It's a simple, yet tasty dish for any day of the week.
5 pounds Maris Piper potatoes, peeled and cubed
900g cabbage, chopped
3 tablespoons mayonnaise or more if needed
420ml chicken stock or as needed
salt and black pepper to taste
900g fully cooked ham, cubed
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Method Prep:35min › Cook:25min › Ready in:1hr
Place the potatoes into a large saucepan and cover with salted water. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until tender, about 20 minutes. Drain and allow to steam dry for a minute or two.
While potatoes are boiling, place cabbage into a saucepan with about 2.5cm of water, bring to the boil, cover and simmer the cabbage until tender, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain the cabbage and set aside.
In a large bowl, mash the potatoes and mayonnaise together, adding chicken stock by the tablespoon until you reach your desired consistency. Season the mashed potatoes with salt and pepper. Stir the cabbage into the mashed potatoes.
Place the cooked ham into a frying pan over medium-low heat and cook and stir until the ham is hot, about 3 minutes. Stir the cooked ham into the colcannon and serve.