Cajun Bacon Smashed Potatoes Recipe
These bacony smashed potatoes are likely to overshadow the filet mignon sitting right beside it.
The kicker here is to add some of the delicious cajun-flavored bacon grease in addition to the bacon bits.
- 6 slices Bourbon Street Cajun Bacon
- 2 tbsp reserved bacon fat
- 4 lbs russet potatoes, quartered. Do not peel.
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tbsp (1/4 stick) butter
- 2 tbsp chopped fresh chives
- salt & pepper to taste
Fry up the Cajun Bacon in large skillet over medium-low heat until crisp. Transfer to paper towels and drain. Crumble bacon and set aside. Reserve 2 tablespoons bacon fat.
Cook potatoes in large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain well. Return potatoes to pot; mash. Add milk, butter and reserved bacon fat and mash again. Add chives, and season with salt and peper to taste. Top with bacon and serve.
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