Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Leek and bacon smashed potatoes


With the cooler weather it's time to add some comfort food to the menu.
Here's a delicious way to dress up mashed potatoes.

  • 4 medium potatoes partially peeled
  • salt 
  • 4 slices bacon, cut into small pieces and fried until crisp
  • 1 large leek, white and pale green part only, washed, halved lengthwise and sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced 
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • warm milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Partially peel potatoes. ( I like having a bit of the potato skins peeping through the creamy white.)
  2. Place in a pan with cold water and salt to taste, bring to a boil and simmer until tender.
  3. While potatoes are cooking, place bacon pieces in a fry pan and cook until crisp.
  4. Remove bacon to a paper towel with a slotted spoon.
  5. Add sliced leeks and minced garlic to bacon fat and saute over medium heat until leeks are soft and beginning to brown.
  6. Drain potatoes and mash, add sour cream and butter and enough warm milk to make a rough mash.  For these potatoes, a rougher mash with a few lumps is desirable.
  7. Add bacon, leeks, garlic and some of the bacon fat to the mashed potatoes and mix well.
  8. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve. Serves 3-4

5 comments:

  1. This looks so good. I have plans to grow leeks in my garden next year too.

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  2. I AGREE!!! This looks just yummy...your little blog is a new find for me, but it inspires me so much to cook again...
    Once all the kids left home to go to college and such, my hubby and I stopped cooking as much...
    Having these to come to for our dinners and lunches, not only are we saving money, we are LOVING all the "regular" not-so-regular to us recipes...(translation: It's not made with so many expensive hard to find ingredients!) Thank you for giving this to ppl like me who loved to cook and does love to cook once again!!!! HUGS!

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  3. Adding a bit of curry powder is yummy too! This is an excellent dish

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  4. Yes, comfort food is in order these days and these potatoes are making my mouth water!!! EEEE YUMMM!

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  5. Put bacon in anything and I am right there at the table! I never thought of adding it to my potatoes or the leeks either although I love both. Thank you for getting me out of my rut!

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