Colcannon with Rashers

What are rashers?

What is colcannon?
The most awesome, easy comfort food ever.

Also, Irish.

You need:
Greens (Kelp, Kale, Chard, Cabbage, Leeks, whatever, just make it shredded/sliced for ease of eating)
Bacon (or not, if you're a meat-hater)
Butter, or as I like to call it, Buttah

  1. Wash and peel the taters.
  2. Put them in a pot and cover them with water
  3. Put the post on the stove at high heat until the water boils, then reduce heat to medium and cook until the taters are soft-ish (generally 30 minutes)
  4. Fry up that bacon. Yum. 
  5. Don't throw out the grease or pat those rashers dry- you want to keep all that tasty fat in! After the bacon has cooled a bit, crumble it into chunks.
  6. In the bacon grease (or buttah, if you're a meat-hater), fry up the shredded/sliced greens.
  7. When the taters are done, put them in a bowl (don't throw out the hot water!) and mash 'em up.
  8. To get the right consistency, add a little bit of that hot water at a time. Also add some butter. Some people will tell you to add milk but you can just as easily skip the milk and use broth or just MORE BUTTAH.
  9. When the taters are a good consistency, add the sauteed greens and bacon and bacon grease and maybe some more buttah and mix well.
  10. Add some garlic, if you feel like it. Or not. You're the boss.
  11. Serve it up hot and happy!
  12. Blog about it when you're deliriously exhausted.

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