Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins
Bacon and onion add a wonderful flavour to simple mashed potatoes. It's not a lowfat dish, but it ranks as terrific comfort food! Feel free to adjust all amounts to suit your tastes.
- 4 lbs white potatoes, peeled and chopped roughly
- 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 stalk celery, finely chopped
- 1 cup milk (approximately)
- 6 slices bacon (fried until crisp, then crumbled)
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
- fresh ground black pepper
- Please note that this is a forgiving recipe--use the amounts of butter and milk that you wish, and adding an extra potato won't throw it off.
- Also, the celery adds a great flavour, but if you want to leave it out add a little extra onion to make up the difference.
- Place chopped potatoes in a large pot, cover with lightly salted cold water and bring to a boil; cook until tender, about 20 minutes.
- Drain potatoes, then return to pot.
- Meanwhile, while potatoes are boiling, heat 2 tbsp of the butter in a skillet; add chopped veggies and saute until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add veggies to cooked potatoes, along with the remaining butter.
- With a handheld potato masher, mash well.
- Slowly add milk, mashing well until potatoes reach desired consistency.
- Stir in crumbled bacon and parsley.
- Taste; add salt and pepper if needed.
Definitely true comfort food! I added a few more slices of bacon and a little more onion. We love onion and bacon! This recipe should get more than 5 stars ; ) Definite keeper in my house! Thanks Lennie