I really do use The Sisters’ Cafe as my cookbook these days. So when I was making dinner the other night, I jumped on to look up the recipe for my favorite mashed potatoes. I was in shock that it wasn’t on here! I guess some of the basic, every day recipes don’t always make it on because they just aren’t glamorous enough. :) I had to get down my trusty homemade cookbook Melanie made me when I got married, which I still use almost as often as the blog. And this time? I made sure to take a picture of these delicious potatoes so I could share them with all of you. My husband and I love these with gravy, but I have to say that 75% of the time I don’t get to the gravy and we eat them plain or with a little butter. They really are that good!
- 3 lbs. potatoes, peeled and quartered
- ¼ lb. butter
- ½-1 c. milk
- ½ c. sour cream
- 2 tsp. salt
- ½ tsp. ground pepper*
- Cook the potatoes in a large pot of boiling salted water for 15-20 minutes until very tender. Meanwhile heat the butter and milk in small sauce pan (or in microwave). Drain potatoes. While still hot, place the potatoes in a big bowl. Slowly add the milk and butter mixture, sour cream, salt, and pepper. Mix until the potatoes are mashed but not completely smooth.