Fluffy, creamy mashed potato combined with fried cabbage & bacon
Boil, steam or microwave the potato in salted water until tender, then drain and mash well & set aside
Meanwhile, heat 1 tbsp of butter in a large non-stick fry pan & fry bacon for 2 mins, or until it begins to brown & the fat starts to render
Add cabbage & leek to pan with bacon, and fry over medium heat stirring occasionally for 15 mins or until cabbage & leek are soft & cooked through
Add garlic & pepper to pan & fry for a further minute, then add remaining 2 tbsp of butter & mix until melted then remove pan from heat
Add sour cream & milk to the potato, mixing to melt & combine. Then add cabbage mixture & chives to potato & mix to combine then season with salt if needed (see notes)
Top with extra chives & butter if using and serve immediately
I have said to shred the cabbage very finely - it doesn't need to be super super fine - I just shred mine with a sharp knife, but I do cut it as finely as I can. That way it cooks quicker.
As I have said before, I am not above giving my mash a blast in the microwave for a minute or so once it's finished if it needs it, just to make sure it's hot when it gets to the table.
*Please note that the amount of calories per serve is provided as a guide only, as ingredients and cooking methods can vary greatly*