One secret ingredient makes this the best mashed potatoes.
How to make the best mashed potatoes from scratch
For my first work-related potluck here in the States, I worked my fingers to the bone making a complex dish from my home country wanting to leave a good impression. Just as I was entering the break room my colleagues shouted in excitement.
No, they weren’t happy to see me.
The excitement was about another dish. Someone brought a bowl of mashed potatoes! What’s the big deal, I asked. They aren’t your regular mashed potatoes, they exclaimed, they are MADE FROM SCRATCH!!! What the fork?!
Why would you EVER have any other kind???
My dish did OK, but it didn’t get the rave reviews as the said mashed potatoes. Although food made from scratch is the best, I never thought homemade mashed potatoes would bring so much joy to the masses.
Mashed potatoes are not even worthy the blog, I thought, until my daughter insisted I put our home recipe here revealing the secret ingredient. So here it is. Finally, let’s learn how to make the best mashed potatoes from scratch. Take it or go buy a box of…whatever it is in it, ’cause it ain’t mashed potatoes.
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2 pounds potatoes
1 tablespoon salt
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoons sour cream (the secret ingredient)
1 cup milk
Freshly ground black pepper
Chives for garnish (optional)
Peel, quarter, and rinse the potatoes. Put the potatoes in a pot, add the salt, and cover with cold water.
Bring to a boil, then lower the heat and cook until tender but still firm, about 15-20 minutes. Drain them well.
Meanwhile, heat the milk and butter in a small saucepan. Using a potato masher or electric beater, mash the potatoes with oil and sour cream. Add freshly ground black pepper. Slowly blend milk mixture into potatoes until smooth and silky creamy.
Garnish with chives before serving.
Do you make mashed potatoes from scratch? Let me know in the comments!