potato, potAto. [smashed red-skinned potatoes w. chives & bacon]

February 27th, 2014 by | comments

IMG_5257This recipe is incredibly simple; however, it doesn’t lack in the flavor department. I’ve always been a sucker for potatoes–mashed, smashed, baked, roasted, fried–so naturally, these smashed potatoes are my kind of meal. And it doesn’t hurt that bacon is involved. :)

smashed red-skinned potatoes w. chives & bacon
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  • 1 lb. red-skinned potatoes
  • 4-5 tbsp. butter
  • 1-2 tbsp. chopped chives, plus more or less to taste
  • 3-4 pieces of cooked bacon
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add potatoes and cook over medium-high heat until soft, about 35-40 minutes.
  2. Strain potatoes then place in a medium bowl. Smash potatoes using a fork, then add butter and mix. Stir in chives and bacon, then season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.



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  • Looks amazing Caroline! Totally trying this with a dollop of Greek yogurt for some added creaminess and protein :).

    • Thanks Amanda! And ah yes, that would be a delicious addition. :) btw, I miss you!!!

  • Mmm, this potato salad is the best :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  • Potatoes don’t need much. Butter, bacon and chives is perfect.

  • This sounds delicious! The bacon and the chives are a great touch.

  • These looks smashingly good. Had to do it. Sorry. ;) Hope you are doing great sweetie!

  • I’m not a taters guy, but this is pretty lovely…