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Mashed Potatoes with Bacon
"In version I, with bacon dices evenly spread out, the crispy action is something fresh to go with the smoothness and moistness that mashed potatoes can bring. In version II, with small little bacon pieces as a meaty topping, our mashed potatoes are totally brought to the next level of elegancy."
- 6 potatoes (about 1 1/2 lbs)
- 3 slices of bacon
- 1 cup onion, finely chopped
- 2 oz butter, melted
- 1/4 cup milk
- sea salt and ground black pepper
- chives (optional)
Steam unpeeled potatoes for 20 minutes or until they are fork tender. If you choose boiling, peel and cut the potatoes into cubes beforehand. Mash them well in a large bowl.
Heat up a nonstick skillet over high heat and place bacon slices in. Cook each side for 3 minutes or until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel to soak up the fat.
Add onions in the skillet and use the bacon fat to cook the onions until translucent.
Turn off the heat and use the remaining heat of the skillet to melt butter.
Add melted butter, milk, a pinch of salt and black pepper into the mashed potatoes and toss until even. Adjust the flavor by adding more salt or pepper if necessary. Dish the mashed potatoes.
Smash the bacon into small little pieces. (I used my food chopper to do the job.) Sprinkle the bacon pieces over the potatoes.
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