Famous Mashed Potatoes

August 25, 2008 at 10:06 am 2 comments

These mashed potatoes never fail.  The are always a delicious accompaniment to any meal…and trust me, if you start making these you’ll be on mashed potato duty every Thanksgiving.

Famous Mashed Potatoes
Serves 6
6 large Yukon gold potatoes
1/2 cup sour cream
4 tbs. butter
2 tsp garlic powder
salt to taste
fresh cracked black pepper
Optional addition: 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Start by cleaning the potatoes and quartering them.  The great thing about Yukon gold potatoes is that you keep the skin on!  This makes for great texture.  Place in a large stock pot and cover with cold water. Cold water is key here. You want the potatoes to cook evenly and cold water does the trick. Add some salt to the pot and boil away. Probably 20 minutes. When they are fork tender they’re done.

I use my kitchenaid for whipping these up, but a hand held mixer would would fine too. Drain potatoes and add to mixing bowl. Add sour cream, garlic powder and butter. Mix until potatoes are light and fluffy and the sour cream and butter are incorporated. If you’re going with the cheese, add now and mix. Taste and add salt until it has your desired amount. A little fresh pepper and you’re done!


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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alison  |  October 16, 2008 at 10:55 am

    Hi! I just found your blog and it’s great! In our house we like to mix in cream cheese instead of sour cream…so rich and yummy! 🙂

  • 2. fabulouslyclassic  |  October 16, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    Welcome Alison! I will be trying your cream cheese tip next time I make these! Thank you!


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