Pioneer Woman’s Restaurant Style Smashed Potatoes

I went to the doctor yesterday to see if there was a medical reason why I have been gaining weight (I am waiting on blood test results). I am doubting very seriously that the tests will show anything, because in the back of my mind, I kind of know the reason. I’VE BEEN MAKING THE PIONEER WOMAN’S RECIPES FREQUENTLY. Take this recipe, for example. It calls for a STICK of butter, sour cream, bacon (although I used fake bacon), and fried onions. To balance things out, I did use light sour cream. Once this was made and I tasted it, I actually thought, “when I die, I want to die in a vat of these potatoes.” How can these NOT be good? Toby really liked them, and if THIS doesn’t show you how good they were, I don’t know what will: Toby got out the hot sauce to put in the potatoes and then, once he had tasted them, DECIDED THEY DIDN’T NEED ANY. So there. I served these potatoes with some Riblets and some homemade herb rolls. AND YES, I HAVE USED A LOT OF CAPITAL LETTERS IN THIS POST.

rating: 9.3

Restaurant Style Smashed Potatoes
(www.thepioneerwoman.com)

Ingredients:

* 5 whole Large Red Potatoes
* 1 stick Butter, Softened And Cut Into Pieces
* 5 slices Bacon, cooked and crumbled (I used Morningstar Farms fake bacon)
* 2 whole Green Onions, Sliced (I used chives)
* ¾ cups Sour Cream
* Salt To Taste (add Plenty!)
* Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste (ditto!)
* ¾ cups French Fried Onions, More For Topping

Directions:

Nuke potatoes or bake in the oven until fork-tender. Add to a large bowl and smash with a potato masher. Immediately add softened butter, green onions, bacon, and sour cream and stir with a rubber spatula. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add french fried onions and fold in.

Serve hot, sprinkling on extra french fried onions and green onions.

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