1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium head of cabbage, chopped
1 Lb. bacon or ham, cut into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste (do this last as the bacon or ham will lend saltiness to the recipe)
4 oz. butter (or margarine)
3 Lbs. russet potatoes (mashed)
1. In a large frying pan over medium heat, melt butter and saute bacon, cabbage and onion, cooking until all is tender.
2. Add mashed potatoes to the frying pan, mix well, press down to give it the appearance of a giant pancake
3. Keep cooking on medium heat and checking to see when the potatoes are getting brown. Flip over, and flatten again. You don't have to flip the whole thing in one piece. Do sections at a time. Keep up the flattening and flipping. You will hear the cabbage and potatoes actually squeaking while being cooked! The whole process of flattening and flipping will take about 1/2 hour. When you feel you have enough browning, you can stop and serve!