Inside Cooking

Inside Cooking Ep 107: Creamy Mashed Potatoes

The secret to this mash though is not an abundance of butter, but sour cream! Half butter, a good amount of sour cream and hot milk make the most perfect and best Creamy Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients (for 4 persons)

  • 2 pounds (1 kg) potatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup hot milk, or more
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sour cream (reduced fat)
  • 6-8 cloves fresh garlic finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese, optional
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley to garnish, optional to garnish

Instructions

(Preparation time: 15 mins; cooking time: 30 mins)

STEP 1
Peel and cut potatoes into quarters lengthwise. Remove any spots, lumps or knots (I call them warts).

STEP 2
Place potatoes in a large pot (6-quart) and cover with cold, salted water by an inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat down to medium-low and allow to simmer until fork tender (about 15-20 minutes).

STEP 3
Drain cooked potatoes, add in the hot milk, butter and sour cream.

STEP 4
Mash the potatoes with a potato masher until smooth, adding a little extra milk if needed. (OPTIONAL: Use a strong wooden spoon OR electric beaters to beat further until smooth. Be careful NOT to over beat or they will become gluey.)

STEP 5
Add in the garlic and Parmesan cheese (if using) and salt and pepper to taste.

 

Inside Cooking Ep 107: Creamy Mashed Potatoes