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Bacon Potato Puff

 Bacon Potato Puff
If you're looking for ways to use up bacon, be sure to try this hearty and satisfying side dish. This company-worthy potato dish has down-home goodness.—DeEtta Rasmussen, Fort Madison, Iowa
6-8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound sliced bacon, diced
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups warm mashed potatoes (with added milk and butter)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley

Directions

  • In a skillet, cook bacon until crisp; remove to paper towels to
  • drain. Discard drippings. In a bowl, beat egg yolks until light,
  • about 2 minutes. Beat in onion, mustard and pepper. Place potatoes
  • in a bowl; fold in egg yolk mixture. set aside 2 tablespoons bacon.
  • Fold cheese, parsley and remaining bacon into potatoes. In a small
  • bowl, beat egg whites until stiff; fold into potato mixture.
  • Transfer to a greased 1-qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with reserved
  • bacon. Bake, uncovered, at 325° for 45-50 minutes or until set
  • and edges are golden brown. Serve immediately. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 175 calories, 11 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 128 mg cholesterol, 379 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 9 g protein.