Mashed potatoes seem simple enough. Boil potatoes, mash them, add butter, blah blah blah. What is not to love? Everyone loves mashed potatoes, but to be honest, no one does them like my Mom. I know I am always mentioning her kitchen skills but she has mastered the art of AMAZING food with simple ingredients! The day I started to cook, my Mom gave me the simplest, BEST advice I have ever received when it comes to food: “just use good, quality ingredients.” Duh? Well think about that – if you use a few amazing ingredients in everything you make you cannot go wrong. A few of these for me include: white wine, basil, garlic, lemon, parmesan, tomatoes, half and half and heavy cream! When your looking for a good recipe, just look at the ingredients, and if each of them appeal to you individually that usually is a recipe destined for greatness! This recipe represents my Mom’s innate ability to use the least amount of ingredients to make something delicious. These potatoes are dang good, I know you will agree! Here is your mashed potato recipe for Thanksgiving!
You will need:
3 lb bag of yukon gold potatoes
1 cup of warm half-and-half
1 stick melted butter
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Completely peel all of your potatoes. Begin boiling large pot of water.
Cut your potatoes into fourths.
Add potatoes to boiling water and cook until tender.
When the potatoes are nearly done melt the butter in a saucepan. Add the half-and-half and cook until warm, do not let boil! [I FORGOT THE PICTURE!]
Drain the potatoes and immediately add to your standing mixer. Begin to mix the potatoes on low.
Slowly add the butter and half and half mixture to the potatoes.
Add 1/2 cup of sour cream.
Add 2 teaspoons kosher salt.
Add 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper. Done!