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German-Style Mashed Potatoes

 German-Style Mashed Potatoes
Comforting and filling, these tangy potatoes will warm up any meal, especially one with a German flair. They’re a fitting accompaniment to sausages like bratwurst. —Alena Horn, Austin, Texas
7 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.


  • 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
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt


  • Place potatoes in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a
  • boil. Reduce heat; cover and cook for 10 minutes. Add apples; cook
  • 10 minutes longer or until potatoes and apples are tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until
  • crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels; drain,
  • reserving 1 tablespoon drippings. In the drippings, saute onions
  • until lightly browned.
  • Drain potatoes and apples. Add sugar, vinegar and salt; mash
  • slightly. Transfer to a serving bowl. Top with onions and bacon.
  • Yield: 7 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 272 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 9 mg cholesterol, 361 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 6 g protein.