Sunday, January 18, 2009

Bacon, Spinach and Cream Potatoes

Cook Time: 18 min
Level: Easy
Yield: 6 servings


* 3 pounds Idaho potatoes, peeled and sliced
* Salt
* Extra-virgin olive oil
* 4 strips center cut bacon, chopped
* 1 medium onion, quartered and thinly sliced
* 1 cup cream
* 2 boxes frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and wrung out in a kitchen towel
* Salt and pepper
* 1/4 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, eyeball it


Place potatoes in a pot and cover with water. Bring up to a boil, salt
water and cook until tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

To a small skillet over medium heat add a little extra-virgin olive
oil and bacon and brown, 7 to 8 minutes. Add onions and cook until
soft, 5 minutes more.

Drain the potatoes and place back in the hot pot. Add bacon, onions
and defrosted spinach to potatoes, mash to combine then add cream.
Mash until smooth and season the mixture with salt, pepper and nutmeg.


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