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Bacon and Cabbage Potato Cakes

By Charline White (GoodFood Community)
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
    • 30 mins for cooling.
  • Easy
  • Makes 12-15 cakes
A little taste of Ireland in a potato cake
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Ingredients

  • Joint of bacon (1kg approx) (you won't need it all)
  • Potatoes, suitable for mashing
  • 1bag kale or green cabbage (chopped)
  • 2 cooking apples
  • Small handful of fresh parsley (chopped )
  • Salt and pepper
  • Ground nutmeg
  • 70g butter
  • 1/3 cup of milk

Method

  • STEP 1
    Pour boiling water from the kettle into a pot and add your joint of ham or bacon. Simmer for about 90 mins. (Check packaging for guidelines).
  • STEP 2
    While allowing the meat to simmer, peel and boil your spuds. (25 mins). The water should only reach half the volume of the potatoes in the pot.
  • STEP 3
    Peel and roughly chop the apples into chunks, removing pips. Stew in a small saucepan only barely covering the bottom of the saucepan with cold water. Simmer for 5 mins, then mash. Drain your potatoes and mash with a generous knob of butter, parsley, salt, pepper and milk. Mix together the apple and potato mash and set aside.
  • STEP 4
    When there's 20 mins left in cooking the ham, add in your cabbage. Kale will only need 10 mins. Scoop out the cabbage with a slotted ladle into the mash. Stir. Cut up the ham into very small chunks. Add to the mash. Add a sprinkling of nutmeg. Stir. Allow the mixture to cool considerably.
  • STEP 5
    Use a wooden spoon to measure out portions on a board, rolling the mixture in your hands into balls. Add 3 balls at a time to a hot pan (with oil) and flatten them with the back of the wooden spoon as they go in. Fry for about 2 mins on each side on a medium heat. Serve up and enjoy hot or cold!
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