Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Mashed Potatoes

My greatest weakness in life is the potato....Let's just get it out there!  I cannot resist a big plate of French fries, don't even ask me if I would prefer a baked potato to steamed vegetables and God save you if you come in between me and a bag of Lay's potato chips.  I love potatoes in any form or fashion you want to give them to me.  One of my favorite sides to make is mashed potatoes.  It is so easy to throw together and what part of sour cream, butter and potatoes does a girl not LOVE??  Because I make them so often I never thought to put them on the blog...they seemed so simple and easy but then I realized that maybe some people don't realize just how freaking easy they are so I decided I must share my method with the world, or at least the small kind portion of the world who indulges me in my culinary blog!
Mashed Potatoes
1 (5 lb.) bag of red potatoes
1 container sour cream 
1 stick butter
Salt and pepper

In a large pot, boil water.  Add potatoes with skins on.  Cook until the potatoes are tender and can easily be pierced with a knife (this usually takes about 30 minutes depending on how large the potatoes are).
Drain potatoes in a colander
Return the potatoes to the pot....
Add the butter (this process can be made easier but cutting the stick into pieces but for dramatic affect I thought I would put it in whole)
Now, mash away!!!
Add the sour cream and continue mashing
Season with salt and pepper then taste to see what more is needed....In this case I clearly needed some more butter so I threw in a little (hey, this is a little for me) more butter....
And continue mashing until all the butter and sour cream is combined with the potatoes
Serve immediately!
As I am sure you noticed this will feed an army so when I had some left over I had them the next night with a pot roast, added a little more butter and about 1 cup of the gravy from the roast and just heated it in the microwave....INCREDIBLE!!!
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1 comment:

  1. I think that they need a little more butter!