I prepared this with the ingredients called for, using the measurements only as a guide, and adding some finely chopped green pepper for even more flavor and interest. The bacon, understandably, makes these unbelievably flavorful. I included the bacon grease and still added some butter to boot! I've never made mashed potatoes with buttermilk before, always wondering if they'd make the potatoes too sour/tangy. Not to worry - the buttermilk taste is subtle. I'll remember this when I have buttermilk to use up. I didn't serve the potatoes with extra buttermilk to dip them in because they accompanied meatloaf and gravy (and, truthfully, because dipping the potatoes in a side of buttermilk seemed a little odd to me). We loved this embellishment of traditional mashed potatoes to wake them up.
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I prepared this with the ingredients called for, using the measurements only as a guide, and...