A creamy bacon and onion mashed potato dish which is dipped into a bowl of buttermilk then eaten with a spoon.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place potatoes into a large pot, and fill with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, and cook until tender, about 8 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, fry bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned and crisp. Remove bacon from the skillet to drain on paper towels. Add the onions to the bacon grease in the skillet, and fry until tender, stirring constantly. Drain excess grease.

  • When the potatoes are done, drain the water and mash. Mix in buttermilk to get your desired creamy consistency. Crumble in the bacon, and stir in the onions. Those who are not worried about fat can also stir in about 2 tablespoons of bacon grease.

  • Serve potatoes on small plates with a bowl of buttermilk on the side of each one. Dip spoonfuls of mashed potatoes into buttermilk before eating.

Nutrition Facts

292.8 calories; 14.3 g protein; 44.3 g carbohydrates; 20.3 mg cholesterol; 472.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/10/2005
Yum! I used instant potatoes. I made them as directed and held back a bit on the water by maybe 1/4 or 1/2 cup. Heated it as directed then used a hand blender to blend it adding the buttermilk to get the consistency I wanted. Made them taste more home-made and actually better than the average I thought. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2012
This recipe called for way more buttermilk than needed. Next time I will just use a little bit of buttermilk and use in combination with low fat milk instead. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 12
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/09/2005
Yum! I used instant potatoes. I made them as directed and held back a bit on the water by maybe 1/4 or 1/2 cup. Heated it as directed then used a hand blender to blend it adding the buttermilk to get the consistency I wanted. Made them taste more home-made and actually better than the average I thought. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
OK - Let's be honest there's nothing really healthy about this recipe and it's a heart attack waiting to happen. But there's times when you just need some comfort food. Right now is one of those times.... I cut the recipe in half and reduced the amount of onion a lot. I added some cracked black pepper and didn't bother with the additional buttermilk on the side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2007
This is a great recipe...one that I have been using for YEARS! Our family originated from Poland and this recipe came over with my grandmother. The only difference is that while frying the bacon we add the onion and then fry the mashed potatoes in the bacon grease. Serve hot and pour cold buttermilk on top like gravy....these are even better the next day! Great recipe...thanks for submitting it!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2011
I prepared this with the ingredients called for using the measurements only as a guide and adding some finely chopped green pepper for even more flavor and interest. The bacon understandably makes these unbelievably flavorful. I included the bacon grease and still added some butter to boot! I've never made mashed potatoes with buttermilk before always wondering if they'd make the potatoes too sour/tangy. Not to worry - the buttermilk taste is subtle. I'll remember this when I have buttermilk to use up. I didn't serve the potatoes with extra buttermilk to dip them in because they accompanied meatloaf and gravy (and truthfully because dipping the potatoes in a side of buttermilk seemed a little odd to me). We loved this embellishment of traditional mashed potatoes to wake them up. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2007
This is a great recipe for mashed potatoes. I loved the bacon in them. Will make often. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/29/2009
Yum-my. I cut this in half used sweet onions and a quality smoked bacon I bought from Tacoma Boys. I didn't need quite as much buttermilk as called for. I did add a cut of butter in with a bit of the bacon grease to fry the onion in. Heaven. I served this with Reunion Meatballs and steamed broccoli. Not a healthy meal by any stretch but holy moses was it tasty! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/29/2009
I made this for two separate dinners this Christmas. I made the first on the day of the dinner and the dish was very good but not outstanding but I noticed that this dish tasted better the next day so on the the second dinner I made this the day before and reheated it in the oven on the day of the dinner. Wow it was the best mashed potatoes. The flavours were yummy! I did use less buttermilk. I added it slowly until I achieved the desired consistency and I did not use the buttermilk as a dipping sauce. The bacon really made the difference. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/24/2008
Yummy....I used half buttermilk and hald non-fat milk...buttermilk is sour Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2007
I had some "Gotta-Go" in the fridge so this recipe was perfect. I used chopped canadian bacon and sized the recipe to what I had left of buttermilk. I had to use some butter with my bacon it didn't have much fat. Really good potatoes! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/25/2012
This recipe called for way more buttermilk than needed. Next time I will just use a little bit of buttermilk and use in combination with low fat milk instead. Read More
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