woensdag 16 november 2011

Mash Potatoes with Ricotta, Spinach and Bacon


Why would you wait for Thanksgiving? You can eat this everyday! Unfortunately, we don't have Thanksgiving in the Netherlands... Isn't it just an excuse to eat a lot? :p

Today, I'm going to share one of my favorite mash potatoes recipes. This recipe has the following ingredients and it serves two.

- 500 grams potatoes (duh) without the skin and cut in parts
- 1 onion - diced
- 125 grams ricotta
- 150 grams fresh spinach leaves
- 100 grams bacon
- a bit of butter and milk to make it smoootthh
- a bit of olive oil (not like Jamie Oliver, which is 1/4 of the bottle) for frying the onion
- a bit of nutmeg, like a 1/2 tsp
- salt and pepper by taste

First we have to boil the water with a 1/2 tbs of salt in a medium pan. Add the potatoes and cook it for about 30 minutes till it's kind of soft, but not too soft, does that make sense? Try to pick it with a fork.

In the meantime, fry the onion in a sauce pan till it shines and has a golden color, then add the ricotta and add a small portion of spinach at a time.

In another pan, fry the bacon until crispy and leave it there for later.

The potatoes should be done by now, so drain the potatoes, mash it a little, add the butter and milk, stir, add the ricotta mix, stir again and add the bacon.

Add nutmeg, salt and pepper by taste and enjoy!

I'm also excited to have a guest post on Smoky Wok. So, if you're thinking about to have a special Thanksgiving. Please stop by my fellow foodie, Jen from Smoky Wok, a Getty Images Artist, who has many Asian recipes which you can find in restaurants, but made at home! Happy (Asian) Thanksgiving!

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