What follows isn’t just a sandwich recipe, it’s a recipe for one hilarious April Fools’ gag. Take a closer peek. This dessert look-alike contains three scoops of mashed potato ice cream, bacon and chive sprinkles, gravy masquerading as chocolate sauce, and cherry tomatoes on top. Make it for your most gullible sweet-toothed friends and hope they don’t hold a grudge!
- 3 large white potatoes
- 1 tablespoon salt (½ for salting boiling water, ½ for seasoning potatoes)
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 tablespoon chives
- 1/2 cup warm milk
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1 cup beef broth
- 4 ounces pre-grated yellow cheddar cheese
- 1 8-inch Italian sub bun
- 3 cherry tomatoes
- Large stock pot
- nonstick skillet
- chef’s knife
- potato masher
- oval-shaped dish
- bread knife
- ice cream scoop
Boil potatoes in a large pot of salted water for 35-40 minutes.
Meanwhile, fry bacon in a nonstick skillet over medium heat, drain and chop. Set aside.
Chop chives finely and set aside.
When potatoes are fork tender, turn off stove, drain water, peel, and leave in pot. Add milk, 3 tablespoons of the butter and salt. With a potato masher, mash all ingredients until smooth and almost lump free. Cover pot.
For the gravy: In a small saucepan, over medium low heat, melt remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, add 2 tablespoons of flour and mix thoroughly to make a roux. Cook for 3 minutes until blond.
Add beef broth and continue stirring for another five minutes or until gravy becomes thick. Turn heat to low and stir occasionally to keep skin from forming.
Make a bed of grated cheese in an oval-shaped dish.
Slice the bun in half lengthwise and place each half in the oval plate lengthwise, leaving space for the mashed potato scoops in between the bun halves.
With an ice cream scoop, place three scoops of mashed potato side by side in between the bun halves.
Sprinkle the bacon bits and chives on top of the mashed potato scoops, drizzle streams of gravy with a spoon, and add one cherry tomato on top of each scoop.