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Mashed potatoes?

I'm counting down....the potatoes will be done soon, and it occurred to me that I hadn't given any thought to doing them "fancier" this year.
I'm thinking maybe a little garlic, but what about bacon?

Do you have any suggestions for "fancier" mashed potatoes?


Asked by kjrn79 at 1:33 PM on Nov. 25, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • I make my potatoes a bit differently from moment one... I do half and half with regular potatoes and small red potatoes. When I peel them I don't worry about doing a great job and there's always a little bit of the skins mixed in... And rather than boiling I bake them before I mash. When I mash I add in Black Pepper, Minced Garlic, Cream Cheese, Chives & Turkey Bacon Crumbles... Then I top them with Cheddar & Fried Onions (like Frenches) and pop them back in the oven til the cheese bubbles...

    I'm a little picky about my potatoes... If I had a working oven at the moment, I would be making them right now, cause after typing that up I'm hungry! lol

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:42 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • Most definately real bacon, no turkey won't get the bacon grease taste which is the best part...also, shredded cheese always gives it a bang. is not the day to be putting diet stuff on the table. The more fat, the tastier the dish!! Gobble! Gobble!

    Answer by ShouldHaveLeft at 1:50 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • You could also add a little cheese to them. If you have it use heavy cream instead of milk. Some chives sprinkled ontop looks nice as well. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Answer by lori57703 at 1:36 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • No, I wouldn't add a thing. I love the taste of simple good mashed potatoes with a little butter and gravy. I wouldn't want any other competing flavors to interfere with the enjoyment of a Thanksgiving dinner.

    Answer by aliceinalgonac at 1:42 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • I use buttermilk, garlic, and cheese in mine. If I have time, sometimes after I mash them I put them in the oven with a mixture of cheese butter and breadcrumbs. My kids love them

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 1:43 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

  • The cheese sounds great. But I would save the bacon for a time other than Thanksgiving. I'm a purist when it comes to turkey, gravy and mashed potatoes.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 1:44 PM on Nov. 25, 2010

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