Friday, July 30, 2010

Foodie Friday Deep Fried Turkey, Skin On Mashed Potatoes and Green Beans

Here is my husband deep frying a large turkey in our new to us outdoor deep fryer. He is posing with his blow torch because he said he needed to be holding something, LOL! Get all the DIY info on deep frying a turkey HERE. While he did the frying I made the side dishes for the meal. Here are the recipes for the skin on mashed potatoes and the green beans:

Skin On Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients:
8-10 large potatoes, washed & cubed
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 teaspoons dried dill
salt and Lawry's seasoned pepper to taste

Directions:
Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add potatoes, and cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain potatoes, and transfer to a large bowl. Add butter, and mash with a potato masher or electric mixer until potatoes are starting to become smooth. Add milk and sour cream, and mix to your desired texture. Careful not to over mix the potatoes once they are creamy. Season with garlic, dill, salt and pepper.


Green Beans With Bacon and Onion

Ingredients:
1-1/2 pounds fresh long green beans, ends snapped off & broken in half
6 bacon strips, diced
1 medium onion, chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon Lawry's seasoned pepper

Directions:
In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Saute onion in the skillet until caramelized. Stir in salt and pepper. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; add other ingredients. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place in a large serving bowl.

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