These enhanced smashed potatoes are a meal in themselves.
2 ½ pounds Yukon gold potatoes - cubed
½ cup Milk
1 cup Sour Cream
4 slices Bacon
1 Onion - chopped
½ medium Cabbage - chopped
4 cloves Garlic - minced
2 Green Onions - green part only sliced
Salt & Pepper to taste
Place the potatoes in a pot with cold salted water. Bring to a boil and cook until the potatoes are tender.
While the potatoes are cooking cook the bacon in a pan. Once crispy, remove the bacon and drain off all but about 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat.
Add the onions to the bacon fat and cook until golden, then add garlic and cabbage.
When the potatoes are cooked, drain and return to the pan. Smash and then add milk and sour cream. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Add the cabbage mixture, crumbled bacon, and chopped green onions.
You can serve Colcannon with corned beef, sausages, or other roasts. If you don't want such a heavy meal, consider serving it with vegetables or a hearty salad.