A topping of crumbled, crisp bacon rashers and beautiful brown sautéed onions brings out the personality in these mashed potatoes. This is a side dish that could steal the show.
*Instead of low-fat milk, you could use some of the potato cooking water, salt-reduced chicken or beef stock, buttermilk, low-fat plain yogurt or reduced-fat ricotta cheese.
*Spice up the cooking water by adding peeled cloves of garlic, fresh thyme sprigs, slivers of onion or a grinding of freshly ground black pepper.
When buying bacon, buy a low-fat version. Some manufacturers make 97% fat-free bacon, which reduces the fat content of the bacon by about 4.5g per 100g compared with short cut bacon.
Simple and easy to make mashed potatoes. The thyme puts them over the top. Great healthier version and great recipe. - 28 May 2013
This recipe is ofcourse super simple to prepare and make, the topping just turns the mash from your boring everyday mash, which is great, to something a little different. I added mushrooms, tumeris and paprika to the topping and the flavour was lovely. I put the mixture on top of the mash for my husband and I and on the side for my 4yo daugter and it was great!! - 18 Jun 2010