1. Trim off any fat from the ham and cut into small dice.
2. Cut the red pepper into small dice.
3. Chop the parsley.
4. Prepare the mashed potatoes, leaving out the butter.
5. In a small frying pan melt the butter over a medium heat and add the pepper and ham and sauté for a few minutes.
6. Add the chopped parsley.
7. Mash the potatoes to a smooth, lump-free mixture.
8. Mix in the peppers, ham and parsley and any butter from the pan.
9. Mix well and check the seasoning.