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Gourmet Mashed Potatoes
Author: Melissa Howell
  • 2 lbs. russet potatoes thoroughly washed and cut with the skins on
  • 1/2 cup one cube real butter (salted)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. seasoning salt or more, to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper or more, to taste
  1. Put a large pot of water (about 2/3 to the top) on the stove over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  2. Carefully add the cut potatoes to the water and turn down to medium-high heat. Continue boiling potatoes until they are fork-tender and easily mashed. Keep your eye on them so they don't boil over!
  3. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pan. Mash thoroughly before adding the butter and sour cream.
  4. Cut the butter into smaller pieces and add to the mashed potatoes along with the sour cream, salt, and pepper. Mash all together. Add more seasoning salt and pepper to taste.