Sunday, October 16, 2011

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

6 yukon gold potatoes
1 cup milk
4 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup sour cream
4 slices bacon
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp garlic powder

Peel and cube the potatoes and put into a pot filled with cold water.  Then turn the heat on high.  Don't boil the water first and then add the potatoes, they cook unevenly and it's also hard to drop potatoes into a boiling pot of water. Once water has boiled add the salt. Cook for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.  In the meantime, cook the bacon either in the oven for 5-7 minutes or on the stove top.

Drain the potoatoes and put back into the pot.  Then begin to mash the potatoes.  Add the butter and keep mashing until they begin to get creamy.  Then slowly pour in the milk.  Sometimes it helps if the milk is slightly warm or at least room temperature.  Continue to mash until your desired consistency.  For extra creamy potatoes use an electric mixer.  Now add the sour cream, pepper, and garlic powder.  Stir until combined.  Then chop up the bacon and add to the potatoes.  Finally add the cheddar cheese and stir until combined.  Enjoy!

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