Bacon Clapshot

Clapshot is a traditional Scottish dish of mashed turnips and potatoes. Bacon and nutmeg give this flavorful, slightly spiced potato full flavor making it a perfect side dish for roasted meats and vegetables.

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

1 1/3 pounds potato, peeled and quartered
2/3 pound turnips, peeled and cut into chunks
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1/4 cup milk
8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
1 pinch ground nutmeg
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Directions

Place the potatoes and turnips in a large saucepan, cover with water and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 20 minutes.

Drain the potatoes and turnips, return them to the saucepan and mash until creamy. Add the butter and milk and beat until fluffy. Stir in the crumbled bacon and season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.

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