Boil the potatoes for 10-12 minutes until tender then drain and transfer to a large bowl. Add the cabbage to the same pan and cover with boiling water and cook for 3 minutes.
Meanwhile mash the potato with the milk and season to taste. Drain the cabbage and stir into the potato.
Fry the bacon in a non-stick pan for 4-5 minutes until browned and stir into the Colcannon. Finally add the cheese, if using.
Boil some water in a small pan and poach the eggs for 3-4 minutes or according to taste and serve on top of the Colcannon.
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400g smooth potatoes, diced
¼ Savoy cabbage, approx. 190g, shredded
25ml semi skimmed hot milk
100g smoked back bacon, diced
50g mature Cheddar cheese, grated (optional)
2 medium eggs