GERMAN-STYLE MASHED POTATOES (for seven)
3 pounds red potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 large tart apples, peeled and chopped
4 bacon strips, diced
2 medium onions, sliced
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon cider vinegar
¾ teaspoon salt
1. Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add apples and cook 10 minutes longer, or until potatoes and apples are tender.
2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain fat in skillet, reserving 1 tablespoon of drippings. In the drippings, saute the onions until lightly browned.
3. Drain potatoes and apples. Add sugar, vinegar and salt and mash slightly. Transfer to a serving bowl and top with bacon and onions.