Ham hock colcannon

Ham hock colcannon

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Prep: 20 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4

Creamy, comforting mash with garlic and double cream, chunks of ham hock and shredded Savoy cabbage. Serve a bowlful topped with a runny fried egg

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal600
  • fat37g
  • saturates18g
  • carbs38g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre7g
  • protein25g
  • salt2.2g
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  • 800g floury potatoes (such as Maris Piper or King Edward)
  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 small Savoy cabbage, shredded
  • 8 spring onions, sliced on a diagonal
  • 100ml double cream
  • 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard
  • 180g ready-cooked ham hock
  • 4 eggs



    The ultimate convenience food, eggs are powerhouses of nutrition packed with protein and a…


  1. Peel and cut the potatoes into even, medium-sized chunks. Put in a large pan filled with cold salted water, bring to the boil and cook for 10-15 mins until a knife can be inserted into the potatoes easily.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a large sauté pan over a medium heat. Add the garlic, cabbage, spring onions and some seasoning. Stir occasionally until the cabbage is wilted but still retains a little bite, then set aside.

  3. Drain the potatoes, leave to steam-dry for a couple of mins, then mash with the cream, mustard and seasoning in the same saucepan. Stir in the cabbage and ham hock. Keep warm over a low heat.

  4. Reheat the pan you used to cook the cabbage (no need to wash first), add a splash of oil, crack in the eggs and fry to your liking. To serve, divide the colcannon between bowls and top each with a fried egg.

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8th Mar, 2017
Proper nursery food. Designed to be eaten curled up on the sofa after you have a really tough day at work. This is not one for the dinner party but will give you a belly hug
15th Nov, 2017
Wow. Very pretentious. If I indulged in dinner parties and any of my friends turned their noses up at this I'd kick 'em out. Thakfully, none of my friends would as they're all fairly grounded and humble people.
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