Best Mashed Potatoes

One secret ingredient makes these mashed potatoes creamy and delicious! 
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Bosnian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jas


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • To serve, garnish with chives.