BACON MASHED POTATOES
Makes 4 servings, about 3/4 cup each.
• 1 lb. new or baby potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1-in. chunks
• 2 slices bacon
• 1/3 c. low-fat milk or buttermilk
• 1/2 tsp. salt
• 1/4 tsp. freshly ground pepper
• 1/3 c. reduced-fat sour cream
• 2 green onions, sliced
Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with 2 inches of water. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium and cook, partially covered, until tender, 10 to 12 minutes. Drain and transfer to a large bowl.
Meanwhile, cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Drain on a paper towel. Crumble when cool enough to handle.
Mash the potatoes, milk (or buttermilk), salt and pepper with a potato masher until the liquid is incorporated but some chunks of potato still remain.
Fold in sour cream, green onions and crumbled bacon.
Nutrition information per serving:
Calories 145 Fat 4 g Sodium 412 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g Saturated fat 2 g Calcium 76 mg
Protein 5 g Cholesterol 13 mg Dietary fiber 3 g
Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 bread/starch, 1 fat.