Applebee's International, Inc. is the leader in the casual dining segment of the United States restaurant marketplace. The company franchises and operates more than 1,100 restaurants under the Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar name, about a quarter of which it owns. The eateries offer moderately priced, high-quality food and drink for all ages in a friendly, informal atmosphere. Applebee's is continuing to expand, with 1,800 outlets the company's stated goal. A smaller restaurant format has been designed for areas with populations under 25,000, to facilitate penetration of previously untapped markets.
BACON SCALLION MASHED POTATOES
Applebee's Copycat Recipes
2 Lbs. potatoes - peeled, cut into 1" cubes
4 cloves garlic - peeled
5 strips bacon - cut into 1/2" pieces
1 cup thinly sliced scallions
1/2 cup low-fat milk - warmed
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
In a large pot, cover potatoes and garlic with lightly salted water. Boil until potatoes are fork tender.
Fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp; drain on paper towels. Pour out all but 1 teaspoon bacon grease from pan.
Add scallions to the grease and saute until soft, but not brown. Add the bacon.
Drain the potatoes and return to the pot. Mash the potatoes with milk, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Stir in bacon and scallions. Reheat, if necessary, before serving.