Apple and Bacon Mash (4)

A lovely dish for autumn when the first of the maincrop potatoes are ready, along with the first of the cooking apples. Its from ” Sophie Grigson’s Country Kitchen”. You can of course leave out the bacon for a vegetarian option.

Apple and Bacon Mash (4)
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Apple and Bacon Mash (4)
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Instructions
  1. Put the potatoes into a pan with water to cover and salt. Bring to the boil then simmer until the potatoes are almost done.
  2. Drain off about two thirds of the water and add the apples. Mix, then cover and cook gently until the apple is soft enough to mash into the potato.
  3. Add the butter and beat in well to make a smoothish puree.
  4. While the potatoes are cooking fry the bacon in its own fat, slowly at first until the fat runs, then raising the heat to crisp it up.
  5. Stir about three quarters of the bacon with its fat into the mash, together with most of the chives.
  6. Spoon into a big warm bowl and sprinkle with the remaining bacon and chives.
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