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Mighty Manx Mash Recipe

Mighty Manx Mash

Rating 4-0 out of 5 - Most cooks definitely will make this recipe again
Graham

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Mighty Manx Mash is a great way to "sex-up" mashed potatoes... brought to you from The Isle of Man, where men are men and mashed potatoes are special! You can use it as a single "vegetable" with almost any meat because the variety of flavours means you don't need to put three or four different vegetables on the plate. It's particularly good with sausages, or any white fish.

      Preparation Time: 10 Minutes

      Cooking Time: 20 Minutes

Ingredients for Mighty Manx Mash

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to serve 6:
2 lb
potatoes
8 rashers (slices)
smoked streaky bacon (side bacon)
2 oz
butter
7½ fl oz
milk
  small bunch
fresh chives
4 oz
extra-mature cheddar cheese
 
salt and pepper

 

How to Cook Mighty Manx Mash

  1. Finely chop the chives and cut the cheese into small cubes (about ½" - 1cm). Peel the potatoes and cut them into pieces of roughly equal size (A medium-sized potato is usually cut into about 6 pieces). Rinse the potatoes to remove any surface starch. Now place them in a large pan with sufficient salted water to cover them. Bring the water to the boil then turn down the heat and cover the pan so that it continues to boil gently.
  2. Cooking time can vary depending upon the type of potato and the texture. Generally, however, somewhere between 15 - 20 minutes is sufficient. When you think that the potatoes are close to being cooked, pierce one or two of them with a fork. If the fork penetrates easily with little resistance, the potatoes are cooked. Remove the pan from the heat and drain off the water.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large frying pan (skillet), cook the bacon for about 8-10 minutes over medium heat until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp. Remove from the pan, drain on a paper-towel-lined plate and chop the rashers into small pieces.
  4. Drain the potatoes, then add the butter and about half of the milk and, using a potato masher, begin to break up and mash the potatoes. Add more milk (or cream if you want to be decadent) until the texture is soft and light. Stir in the chives and the cheese, fold in the bacon then check the seasoning. Serve hot.


Graham GRAHAM'S HOT TIP:
If you want to make Mighty Manx Mash ahead of time, you can cool and transfer to a freezer-safe container. When you want to use it, remove from the freezer and allow to defrost at room temperature, then simply reheat in the microwave, stirring often until piping hot all the way through.
 
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Reviews of Mighty Manx Mash

Rating 4 out of 5 - Many cooks will make this recipe again January 02 2015
Comfort potatoes! Great taste. The sharper taste of mature cheddar really helps. Bacon gives it a nice flavor-but then again-does it not always
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