If you’re looking for a show stopper for Sunday noon, or a holiday dinner, I have one right here.
1 lb small red potatoes cut in half – put on to boil in just enough water to cover (about 15 minutes).
1 large red onion sliced thin and cut in quarters
6 cups or 1/2 head of cabbage finely sliced and slightly chopped
1/4 cup of butter
Melt butter in cast iron skillet, simmer onion until soft, add cabbage and cover. Continue cooking until cabbage is tender.
Add 1 cup milk, salt and pepper to taste, and continue simmering until cabbage is cooked.
In large bowl combine potatoes and cabbage mixture, mash with potato masher or large fork until desired consistency. May add a bit of fresh ground pepper to top for appearance.
This is a family favorite. We often include Irish Smashers at Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Years dinners, because there’s such a big pot of it. It feeds a crowd!