I was at the very end of my fresh, delicious buttermilk (I made buttermilk banana bread last week) so I decided to make mashed potatoes with garlic, bacon, and buttermilk. Mmm!
Lynn in Texas commented on my post last week that there was wonderful powdered buttermilk on the market, too. Then, on Saturday, our very own Wendy Lyn Watson (also in Texas! Texas must be the Buttermilk State) used powered buttermilk to make her scrumptious buttermilk biscuits on Saturday. So now I’m inspired to cook even more with buttermilk. I’m planning to start stocking it for those in-between times when I haven’t been to the store to buy fresh.
So in the meantime, here’s my recipe for mashed potatoes with fresh buttermilk.
2 lb. Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2 inch pieces
1/2 cup buttermilk
½ stick of unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic
4 slices crumbled bacon
1 t salt
Cover potatoes with cold water, add garlic and salt, and bring to a boil. Simmer for 15 minutes or until the potatoes are soft enough to easily mash. Add butter and buttermilk and stir to combine. Add crumbled bacon.
Delicious and Suspicious (July 6 2010) Riley Adams
Pretty is as Pretty Dies –Elizabeth Spann Craig