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Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes

Crispy and Loaded Cheesy Bacon Smashed Potatoes with Chives and an avocado crema!
Servings: 8
Author: Karina - Cafe Delites

Ingredients

Smashed Potatoes:

  • 2 pounds | 1 kg potatoes (Yukon Gold or Carisma)
  • A light spray of olive oil
  • Kosher Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • 2 teaspoons garlic or onion powder
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella Cheese
  • 1/2 cup diced bacon
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chives

Avocado Crema:

  • 1 ripe avocado , pitted and mashed
  • 1/2 cup sour cream (or plain, greek yoghurt)
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • salt to season

Instructions

  • Pre-heat your oven to broil (or grill) settings to high heat.
  • Place potatoes in a large pot of salted water. Bring to the boil; cook, covered for 30-35 minutes or until just fork-tender. Drain well.
  • Lightly grease a large baking sheet or tray with cooking oil spray. Arrange potatoes onto the sheet and use a potato masher to LIGHTLY flatten the potatoes in one piece (not too hard or they will end up mashed).
  • Spray potatoes lightly with olive oil spray; season with salt, pepper and garlic or onion powder (about 1/4 teaspoon each per potato).
  • Broil (or grill) until they are golden and crispy (about 15 minutes).
  • While potatoes are broiling, fry the diced bacon until just beginning to crisp; drain fat on a sheet of paper towel; set aside.
  • Remove potatoes from the oven; top with the mozzarella cheese and bacon; return to the oven until the cheese has melted.
  • Season with a little extra salt and top with chives. Serve immediately wight he Avocado Crema.

Avocado Crema:

  • Combine all crema ingredients in a bowl, mix well to combine.