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Crazy Smashed Potatoes

Crazy Smashed Potatoes

2 strips good quality thick-sliced bacon, diced
1 lb. red potatoes, cubed
1/3 c. heavy cream
¼ c. butter
Chopped fresh chives, garnish
Salt/black pepper

  1. Cook bacon in 12”cast-iron skillet until crisp.
  2. Transfer bacon to paper towel lined plate to drain.
  3. Wipe out skillet.
  4. Cook potatoes in the skillet with boiling salted water until fork tender, drain and return to skillet.
  5. Cook potatoes over medium heat, stirring to get out excess moisture, 1-2 minutes.
  6. Stir in cream and butter, crushing potatoes with potato masher until they reach desired consistency.
  7. Stir in chives and bacon and season to taste.
    *If not serving right away, cover with foil and heat in 325 oven until heated through. If too dry, add a little warm heavy cream or milk.
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