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Mar 6, 2011 6:46 AM CST
Name: Franklin Troiso
Rutland MA
Zone 6b
Champ Potato Cakes with Bacon and Eggs

This is a recipe from Diane Stopford, a food writer in New York City and appeared in Recipe Magazine

4 tomatoes
4 medium portobello mushrooms
8 slices bacon
1/2 tsp salt, divided
Freshly ground black pepper
2 tbls olive oil
4 cups leftover champ (see recipe below)
1 cup all purpose flour, plus extra for dusting
2 tbls salted butter
8 poached eggs

3 pounds russet or Yukon gold potatoes, about 8 medium
1 tsp salt, divided
8 green onions
3/4 cup whole milk
4 tbls salted butter, plus additional for serving

Peel potatoes, cut into large pieces and place in a medium pan. Cover with water and add 1/2 tsp salt. Bring to boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 35 to 40 minutes.

Remove from heat and drain potatoes well. Return to pot and let potatoes dry for a couple of minutes. (This will make the mashed potatoes lighter and fluffier.)

Finely chop green onions. Place in a small saucepan. Add milk and simmer 4 minutes. Remove from heat

Add butter and remaining 1/2 tsp salt to potatoes and mash with a potato masher or fork. Gradually add hot milk and green onions, beating with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy. Pace in a warm serving bowl and top with a couple of tbls of butter. Makes 6 cups

Heat broiler

Cut tomatoes into halves. Place tomatoes, mushrooms and bacon on a baking sheet. Sprinkle vegetables with 1/4 tsp salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Place under broiler and cook utnil bacon is crispy and tomatoes and mushrooms are browned. Remove from broiler and keep warm.

Combine 4 cups champ, flour, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and pepper in a medium bowl.

Heat a well seasoned cast iron skillet or nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Spoon potato mixture into pan and flatten with the back of the spoon, using about 1/8 of he mixture per pancake. cook utnil golden brown, about 4 minutes on each side.

To serve, spread butter on potato cakes. Place 1 pancake on each plate. Top with a poached egg, 1 bacon slice, 1 tomato half and 1 mushroom. Serves 8

Per serving, 330 calories, 19g fat, 240mg chol, 14g prot, 33g carbs, 3g fiber, 750mg sodium

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