1. Boil the whole unpeeled potatoes until they are soft when pierced with a fork.
2. Drain, peel and mash the potatoes.
3. Cook the 2 strips of bacon.
4. Cut cabbage into very fine strips and cook in 1/2 cup of water covered with the bacon strips. Cook the cabbage until very tender. Drain.
5. Melt butter in a large saucepan on low heat.
6. Add minced onion, salt and pepper, potatoes and cabbage with bacon. Blend thoroughly and heat.