Bacon Smashed Potatoes Recipe

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Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

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@lazyme5909

Taking a cue from German potato salad, these Yukon Golds are smashed with a hot bacon dressing and then tossed with fresh dill. Steaming rather than boiling the potatoes keeps them fluffy.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

25 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 lb
yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch chunks
1/2 lb
bacon
2 Tbsp
cider vinegar
1 tsp
sugar
2 Tbsp
fresh dill, chopped

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Steam potatoes in a large steamer rack set over boiling water, covered, until very tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
2
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, reserving fat in skillet. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar, sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to hot bacon fat, scraping up brown bits.
3
Transfer potatoes to a large bowl, reserving 1/2 cup steaming water. Add vinegar mixture to potatoes and smash with a potato masher to desired texture, adding reserved water if desired. Stir in dill, bacon, and vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.
4
Cooks' note:
Potatoes can be made 3 hours ahead and kept at room temperature. Reheat, covered, in a microwave or in a 300°F oven.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Potatoes
Main Ingredient: Potatoes
Regional Style: American