With Easter tomorrow here is a great mashed potato recipe that will make your mouth water. I have to admit that my favorite holiday dish is mashed potatoes. I make these mashed potatoes once or twice a year and they are always a crowd pleaser.
Holiday Mashed Potatoes
*6 Large Russet Potatoes(peeled and diced)
3/4 cup Half n Half
1/2 Stick of Butter
6 Slices of Thick Cut Bacon
3/4 Cup of Cheddar Cheese
1/2 Tsp Salt
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
First, boil the potatoes until they are fork tender. Cook the bacon over medium high heat until done and set aside. Reserve the bacon grease. Once the potatoes are cooked, drain them and add the butter, bacon grease, half n half, salt, and pepper. Mix together over medium speed for 1-2 minutes(depending on how smooth you like your mashed potatoes). Next chop your bacon and stir into potatoes along with the cheddar cheese.
This recipe will make 6-8 servings.
*Sometimes I make this recipe using red potatoes. If you use red potatoes you can leave the skins on, just dice them and boil with the skins on.