Bacon Smashed PotatoesPosted: May 12, 2016
1 1/2 pounds red skinned potatoes, whole. Buy them all close to the same size, not real small.
1/2 pound bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
2 to 3 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1) Steam potatoes in a large steamer rack set over boiling water, covered, until very tender, 20 to 25 minutes.
2) Meanwhile, cook bacon in a 12-inch heavy skillet over medium heat until crisp. Transfer bacon with a slotted spoon to paper towels to drain, reserving fat in skillet. Add 2 tablespoons vinegar, sugar, and 3/4 teaspoon each of salt and pepper to hot bacon fat, scraping up brown bits.
Add vinegar mixture to potatoes and smash with a potato masher to desired texture, Season with dill, crispy bacon, and vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste.