Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Bacon Horseradish Smashed Potatoes

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So this week we're featuring picnic favorites... which are inspired by some eats we had over July 4th weekend. These are dishes perfect for not only a picnic but potlucks or even just everyday meals during the week. Potatoes is a staple in my kitchen and something the Baron really enjoys. Potatoes to the Baron is like rice is to me and Joel - it's completes a meal. I'm always looking for new ways to prepare potatoes and was recently inspired by Rebecca of Foodie with Family. She shared a recipe for a potato salad, from which I made these Bacon Horseradish Smashed Potatoes. Buttery Yukon Gold potatoes are tossed with a little apple cider vinegar, mayo, horseradish, crisp bacon and green onions before smashing together for a flavorful side dish with a little kick...

I am a big fan of prepared horseradish and it's an ingredient I keep on hand to add some kick in various recipes or to use as an accompaniment to meat dishes. Bacon and horseradish pair really well together and when I saw the original recipe, I knew this would be a good potato salad to try. Joel prefers mashed potatoes over potato salad, which is why I prepared this as a smashed dish. But do try the potato salad version - it's delicious too! Either way, smashed or cubed, the recipe works for both.

Bacon Horseradish Smashed Potatoes
recipe adapted from Foodie with Family

2 pounds Yukon potatoes, peeled and chopped
6 green onions, green section sliced
3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
3/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup prepared horseradish
salt and pepper to taste

Place potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to an inch above the potatoes. Stir in 1 tablespoon of salt. Cover and bring to a boil. Cook potatoes for 15-20 minutes and test for doneness - a sharp knife should easily go through the potatoes. Drain the potatoes and transfer them into a large bowl.

Add the vinegar and cover with plastic wrap.

Remove potatoes from the refrigerator and add half of the green onion, half of the crumbled bacon, mayonnaise, and 1 tablespoon of horseradish. With a potato masher, mash the potatoes and additional ingredients together until fully incorporated. Season with salt and pepper to taste, adding more horseradish to your preferred taste.

Garnish with remaining green onions and bacon before serving.

18 comments:

Party Box Design said...

omg I must save this recipe!!!! it looks sooooo good!

Mama to 4 said...

that sounds yummy! Especially the bacon on top! Too bad I am doing low carb :(

Inspire Me Heather said...

Oh wow, that does looks sooo yummy - thanks!

TheSuburbanMom said...

My husband would LOVE this, he LOVES horseradish! Thanks.

Heather McDougle said...

That looks delicious. It looks like a perfect thanksgiving or other holiday/get together dish.

Shauna said...

This looks really good. I love horseradish chip dip, so I think I would love this. Thanks for sharing.

AMBER EDWARDS said...

I can't handle horseradish, but the husband loves it like its candy! He would be in heaven with these mashed potatoes!

Emily Ploch said...

OMG I thought I was the only one that called them SMASHED!! lol

Angela said...

Oh wow, this looks so delicious!

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh wow that looks amazing! Yum <3 x

That Girl said...

Growing up potatoes were a staple in my family. I don't use them as much now, but I really should.

amber whitehead said...

mmm I wish I had some of those right now for lunch. Yum!

TerinAleah said...

I looove smashed potatoes! :)

Janeane Davis said...

My family is potato happy so I am going to have to try this recipe.

Brynn @ MommyDigger.com said...

Oh man, this look so darned good! I wish you had a pin it button because I want to pin this to my recipe board so badly!

Joelen Tan said...

@Brynn - if you hover over the photo, a Pinterest box comes up in the upper left hand corner so you can pin... or you can use the pin icon in the social media bar above the post to pin as well. :)

Autumn said...

this looks so good! another recipe to add to my list to try. thanks

Filipino Beef Recipes said...

Yummy! I think I would try this recipe on weekend, thanks for sharing.

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