Applebee's Bacon Scallion Mashed Potatoes

Applebee’s Bacon Scallion Mashed Potatoes

2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
4 cloves garlic, peeled
5 strips bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup low-fat milk, warmed
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper

In a large pot, cover potatoes and garlic with lightly salted water. Boil
until potatoes are fork tender. Fry bacon in skillet until crisp; drain on
paper towels. Pour out all but 1 teaspoon bacon grease from pan. Add
scallions to grease, saute until soft, but not brown. Add bacon.

Drain potatoes and return to pot. Mash potatoes with milk, sour cream, salt,
and pepper. Stir in bacon and scallions. Reheat, if necessary, before

Yield: 4 servings