Fried Bacon Mashed Potatoes

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Fried Bacon Mashed Potatoes Fried Bacon Mashed Potatoes

Servings: 4 to 5 servings
Cook Time: 25 min
Difficulty: Easy

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3 pounds Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
Kosher salt
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 shallot, finely minced
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup sour cream
4 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
3 tablespoons fresh chopped chives, 1 tablespoon reserved, for garnish
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 oval loaf artisanal whole-wheat country bread, toasted





Place the potatoes into large pot and cover with cold water. Salt generously. Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer uncovered for roughly 13 minutes, or until the potatoes are fork tender.

While the potatoes are boiling, melt 1 tablespoon of butter into a saucepot. Add the minced shallot and saute until soft. Add the cream and rest of the butter, being sure not to bring to a boil.

Drain potatoes in a colander. Return to pot and mash with a potato masher. As soon as they are mashed slowly add in the hot cream and butter. Stir slowly and do not overwork or the potatoes will be heavy. Add the sour cream and the bacon and fold in the chives. Add salt and pepper, to taste.

Cut a round in the top of the bread. Pull off and remove top, reserve. Pull out all of the soft bread inside. Be careful not to take out too much, as you want this to be a serving vehicle for your mashed potatoes.

Place potatoes in bread and garnish with chives.

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First off i LOVE paula deen! she is my hero oh my gosh! These are so so good ! I made them with cornbread stuffing for thanksgiving and my family was very very impressed smile I cut both recipes in half cause it was just my husband and out two boys smile perfect size.

By Sally on January 31, 2014


Minus shallot add cheese......YUM! Thanks Paula

By aellis27 on June 28, 2013


I LOVE, LOVE Ms Paula Deen and all of her recipes!!! Just a question please. Can you maybe add an addition or a side note to the recipes for smaller families?? I can't cook and I rely on these recipes to feed my family (myself, my hubby, and my daughter) so these recipes are for big families. Can you maybe think about it please?? Mmuuaahhhh smooches...

By Kristie Mitchell on May 20, 2013


Why would you want to serve mashed potatoes from a bread bowl?

By carswell on January 18, 2012


Nutritional Value? Diabetic safe?

By L on January 18, 2012


I love Paula Deens' recipies. She's not afraid to use those yummy ingredients that Southern folks love; like butter and suger. She loves to fry up anything and I love fried foods. She's also very entertaining to watch. Love ya Paula!

By Winnie Blevins on December 11, 2011


My kids & hubby love it! So much that my family requested them 2 weeks in a row!!!!

By Anonymous on April 11, 2010


Another recipe my husband found and made for the family. EVERYONE loves it! He's a picky eater and I've been surprised each day to see him try new things. For someone who wouldn't "think" about trying new things....he's sure changed! Thanks Paula! Lisa in Ft. Worth, TX

By Anonymous on March 22, 2010


Phenomenal recipe! I make it all the time. I am actually getting ready to make five batches for Christmas dinner with my entire family =) They will be thrilled.

By Anonymous on December 25, 2009


This is a great recipe....If you love potatoes than try this one

By Joey on April 26, 2009

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