Mozzarella Mashed Potatoes:
INGREDIENTS ( Mozzarella Mashed Potatoes ) :
|3 lb.||potatoes, peeled and quartered||1.5 kg|
|8 slices||bacon, diced||8|
|2||garlic cloves, crushed||2|
|1 cup||sour cream||250 mL|
|1/4 cup||butter, room temperature||60 mL|
|1 tsp.||salt||5 mL|
|1/2 tsp.||pepper||2 mL|
|1/4 cup||chopped chives||60 mL|
|1 cup||grated mozzarella cheese||250 mL|
- In a large saucepan, cook potatoes in boiling salted water until
- While the potatoes are cooking, fry the diced bacon until Remove the bacon from the pan, drain off all but about 1 tbsp. (15 mL) of drippings and add garlic. Sauté over medium-low heat for two minutes. Remove from the pan and add to the bacon.
- When the potatoes are tender, drain Mash with a potato masher until smooth. Add the bacon, garlic, sour cream, butter, salt, pepper, chives and the cheese, mixing well.
- Turn the potato mixture into a greased 1 1/2 – 2-quart (1.5–2 L) casserole Bake, covered, at 350°F (180°C) for 45 minutes, removing the cover for the last 15 minutes of baking time.
If you make these ahead, allow them to cool, then cover and refrigerate or freeze. Let them thaw completely in the refrigerator overnight, before baking, If you forget to do this, add up to 30 minutes to the baking time.Tags: Mozzarella