Saturday, November 20, 2010

Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Loaded Garlic Smashed Potatoes

Serves 6 to 8

Ingredients:

  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 bunch green onions, chopped
  • 4 pounds red potatoes
  • 2 medium garlic bulbs, roasted
  • 1 16oz container sour cream
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Directions:

  1. Cooke the bacon in a large skillet until crisp.
  2. Drain in paper towels, reserving 2 tbsp of drippings in the skillet. Crumble to bacon and return it to the skillet. Add green onions. Cook 1 minute or until green onions are tender. Set aside.
  3. Peel half the potatoes and cut the other half into ¼ in. pieces.
  4. Cooke peeled and unpeeled potatoes in boiling salted water 20 to 25 minutes. Drain and place in a large bowl.
  5. Add roasted garlic pulp, bacon mixture, sour cream, 1 cup cheddar cheese, butter, milk, and salt.
  6. Mash with potato masher until blended.
  7. Spoon into a lightly oiled 9 x 13in baking dish and top with remaining cheese. Bake at 350 degree F for 10 minutes or until cheese melts.

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