Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Easy mashed potatoes

As I'm eating alone today....I'm too lazy to cook anything elaborate.

There are 7 potatoes lying around in the corner of the kitchen I'm thinking mashed potatoes. That's an easy one to do!

6-7 medium size potatoes (peeled and cut into small cubes)
1/2 cup of low-fat milk (pop it in the microwave to warm for 1-2min)
1/4 cup of butter (melt it slightly in the microwave)
8-10 strips of low-sodium bacon (cut into tiny strips)
3/4-1 tsp of salt
Dash of pepper and garlic powder
(would've been nice to add some chopped spring onion or chives too - unfortunately, I do not have either)

Put potatoes in a pan filled with enough water to cover the potatoes and bring to a boil. Let the potatoes cook for about 20min till soft.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a pan using very little or no oil until a little crispy. Set it aside together with bacon fat.
When potatoes are cooked...drain well and then pour them out into a big bowl and add warm milk, melted butter, bacon bits & bacon fat, salt, pepper and garlic powder and mash until fluffy and well mixed. Taste and then add more seasoning, if necessary, according to one's taste.

So easy to make and yet extremely satisfying. Potato as always is such a good comfort food. The steam from boiling the potatoes heated up my entire kitchen and brought much needed warmth on this cold snowy day.

I'll eat some for lunch and leave the rest for dinner with RG. Maybe I'll make a gravy for the mashed potato later if I'm not too lazy. For now, it's good on its own

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