Makah Ozette Potatoes in Bacon Cream

Ingredients

2 pounds Makah Ozette or fingerling potatoes, halved if large

1 medium onion, diced

2 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1  teaspoon salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon pepper, divided

1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup chives, chopped

4 strips of bacon, cooked until crisp, then finely chopped

Preparation

Preheat oven to 400°. Put potatoes in a pot of salted water. Bring to a boil, and simmer until just tender, but not done (about 10 to 15 minutes). Drain and put in a large bowl.

While potatoes are cooking sauté onions in butter & oil until translucent.  Take off head and stir in potatoes, salt, & pepper.  Transfer to baking dish and bake, stirring occasionally, until potatoes are tender and golden brown with crisp edges, about 25 minutes. Transfer to a shallow serving dish.

Beat heavy cream in a bowl with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Stir in chives, bacon, and salt & pepper to taste. Top potatoes with bacon cream and gently stir to coat.