Easy Gourmet Mashed Potatoes, the next time you make mashed potatoes, try this recipe. You will never go back to ordinary mashed potatoes again!
I love ordering mashed potatoes at restaurants when they come with the skins. Add some cheddar cheese, bacon and green onions, and you have a real treat!
I have also discovered that by making mashed potatoes with the skins, you save yourself a ton of time and effort! How did I not think of this before? Maybe I was afraid to try leaving the skins in because I thought my kids would balk.
But guess what? They love them even more! Keep reading for more tips on how to make the perfect Easy Gourmet Mashed Potatoes!
- Instead of peeling the potatoes, just scrub the skins well under running water, then cut into cubes like normal. Make sure to also cut out any dark spots.
- After boiling and draining the potatoes, put them back in the pot and mash them while they are dry (before you add any butter, etc.) Mashing them without added liquid will help them not to be lumpy. You can even put the pot back on the hot burner (that you have turned off–it is just barely cooling down) and it will help evaporate the rest of the water from the potatoes as you mash them.
- Instead of adding milk, use sour cream. I add equal parts real butter and sour cream. This makes your potatoes extra creamy and delicious!
- Skip the traditional salt and use seasoning salt instead! I love the extra flavor I get from using seasoning salt. It’s just perfect!
The next time you make mashed potatoes, try this recipe. You will never go back to ordinary mashed potatoes again!
- 2 lbs. russet potatoes, thoroughly washed and diced with the skins on
- ½ cup (one cube) real butter
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1 tsp. seasoning salt (or more, to taste)
- ¼ tsp. black pepper (or more, to taste)
- Put a large pot of water on the stove over high heat. When boiling, carefully add the diced potatoes. Turn heat down to medium high and watch to prevent the potatoes from boiling over. Boil until potatoes are fork-tender and easily mashed
- Drain potatoes and return them to the pan. Mash thoroughly before adding the butter and sour cream.
- Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add to the potatoes. Add the sour cream and mash. Add seasoning salt and pepper to taste.