Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins
This is a popular side dish in Belgium. It usually goes with blood sausage (boudin) or strips of bacon, but I often serve it with sautéed chicken. Go easy on the cream, you want it to have more substance than smooth mashed potatoes.
- 500 g potatoes, peeled and diced into small chunks
- 300 g carrots, peeled and sliced
- 100 g bacon, cut into bits
- 50 g butter
- 100 ml heavy cream
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon nutmeg
- Heat a small skillet over high heat.
- Add the bacon and sauté for 5 minutes until the bacon bits are well colored.
- Remove from heat and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
- Add potatoes and carrots.
- Cook for 20 to 25 minutes until the potatoes and carrots are well done or even slightly overdone (they will be easier to mash).
- Drain the vegetables and place them in a salad bowl.
- Mash the vegetables with a fork, a potato masher or any other manual ustensil. It is important not to use an electric mixer so that the texture remains chunky enough.
- Add the bacon bits and let the diced pieces of butter melt on top of the mashed vegetables.
- Add cream and nutmeg.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss well and serve.
Great recipe! I didn't add the nutmeg because my family tends to not like it. I will definitely be making this again and again.
5 stars for an easy comfort food dish that pleases all the way. Even pasta prefering DH commented that this was "really very nice... for a potato recipe"... LOL. It was very easy to put together and the flavours were lovely. Please see my rating system: an excellent 5 stars for a recipe that I will keep as a high carb treat and enjoy every second of eating when I do. Thanks!