Monday, September 29, 2008

Beerlicious Mashed Potatoes

2 pounds red potatoes
3-4 bottles of beer to boil potatoes in (I used Blue Moon)
1/2 pound of hickory smoked bacon
4 green onions sliced - green and whites included
5-6 Tablespoons of butter or more if needed
Salt and Pepper to taste
Milk, heavy cream or more beer if desired

Wash potatoes. If small enough leave whole, otherwise cut down to smaller equal portions. Boil in beer until done. While potatoes are cooking chop bacon into bite size pieces and fry till done. Remove bacon with slotted spoon, drain on paper towel and set aside. When potatoes are done drain in colander and place hot potatoes back into pot. Smash to desired consistency (I like them a bit chunky). Add butter, salt and pepper and milk, cream or beer if desired. Once you have the consistency you prefer, add the cooked bacon and sliced green onions.