What better accompaniment to the American diet than mashed potatoes? I know, I know, they are not so healthy, but are so delicious and easy to make. Forget those dried potato flakes – these are almost as easy and the taste is not even comparable!
2 russet potatoes
4 tbsp. salted butter
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tsp. pepper
Salt to taste
Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes.
Add 2 tablespoons of sea salt to a 6 quart pot of boiling water. Add the potatoes and cook for about 10 minutes, or until slightly opaque.
Drain thoroughly and put in a mixing bowl.
Add the salted butter, pepper, and whipping cream. Beat with a handheld mixer until ingredients fully incorporated and butter is melted. Be careful not to over mix and potatoes will become gluey. Mix in sour cream, and salt to taste, and serve plain, with butter or with gravy (add link).
Next time you think about breaking out a box of potato flakes, ask yourself “is it worth it?” I challenge you to try this recipe, you won’t be disappointed.
How east was this recipe? What are your favorite kind of mashed potatoes? Do you prefer creamy or fluffy? What about gravy – do you prefer gravy or just plain? I would love to hear some feedback.